Top 201 Little Things Quotes

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“You learn different things through fiction. Historians are always making a plot about how certain things came to happen. Whereas a novelist looks at tiny little things and builds up a sort of map, like a painting, so that you see the shapes of things.”

― A. S. Byatt

“Ever since I was a little kid, that intrigued me. The game within the game was the biggest thing. A lot of people don’t see the little things we do within a game.”

― Aaron Judge

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

― Aaron Siskind

“I don’t pick up my work at all. If it’s something that’s still in progress and I have the chance to make some edits on the material or think about the order, little things like that, I’ll keep those stories at hand and go through them. But once it exists as the book, it’s locked away in a vault, and I kind of put it behind me.”

― Adrian Tomine

“I’ll write lines or words in a notepad. You work on little things and little parts; sometimes they turn into bigger songs.”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“I don’t like having people do little things for me.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“It is the little things that pierce and burn and prick for years to come.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“In film, there’s so many little things where not just the actor can blow his lines, but technically, it doesn’t quite come off in the perfect way envisioned.”

― Ali MacGraw

“As a parent with young children, I would always find little things that bothered me when I was reading bedtime stories or watching shows or listening to children’s music. I couldn’t find any stories, games or television shows that were fun and exciting while also being morally instructive and patriotic.”

― Allen Covert

“In a serious relationship, I will definitely write music about a guy. I’m totally into mix tapes and I’m all about small little things. I’ll drop by their door and just leave a gift or come over if they’re sick and make them chicken noodle soup and rent a DVD and play board games. I think those little things mean a lot to someone.”

― Aly Michalka

“Not in our make-up, to be sure – not in the pose which is preceded by the tantaras of a trumpet – do the essential traits in our character first reveal themselves. But truly in the little things the real self is exteriorised.”

― Ameen Rihani

“Only by being obsessed with little things do amazing things emerge.”

― Andy Dunn

“Actually, I’m quite a domesticated person. I love the little things of home.”

― Annie Lennox

“Teenagers are like atoms when they’re moving at hundreds of miles an hour and bouncing off each other. Everybody’s got such a crazy hormonal drive and reacting to each other differently and getting upset over little things. High school puts all these potential explosions in one place.”

― Anton Yelchin

“If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs.”

― Arthur Baer

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle

“It’s not some big event that creates the drama, it’s the little things of everyday life that bring about that drama.”

― Asghar Farhadi

“The only thing I want to think about the moments before a race is competing. I don’t want the little things to distract me.”

― Ashton Eaton

“Bielsa certainly had his own methods. He brought in laptops and showed us videos of where to be on the pitch in terms of position. They were strange little things, but that’s why we learnt a lot under him.”

― Aymeric Laporte

“I’m sure players in Europe would like to play in MLS, but you maybe have to change some little things to make it more attractive for the players in Europe.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“LeBron’s been like a big brother to me, watching me play and giving me pointers on just little things. I really look up to him.”

― Ben Simmons

“Little things affect little minds.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“I try to find little things that you can do to move the song along and things that serve the song.”

― Benmont Tench

“We have a full writers’ room, and with something like ‘MyMusic,’ we’ve scripted it out with professional writers. There is some very basic improv from the actors, but everything is very to the letter, so it’s easy to edit down to an episode. There are fun little things an actor might throw in there.”

― Benny Fine

“Before achieving a dream, you need to make very little steps… People don’t understand that when you want to make a big dream you have a lot of fastidious little things you have to do.”

― Bertrand Piccard

“It’s all about doing the little things right. It doesn’t matter what form of cricket you are playing. Just keep things simple, and you will succeed.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“While that wasn’t first and foremost in my mind, you can’t get into this without being struck, on one side, by how far we’ve come, and then the other side, by how little things have changed.”

― Bill Condon

“I like to feel that I understand little things about sports.”

― Bill James

“My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.”

― Billy Strayhorn

“We concentrate so much on anniversaries and birthdays that you forget it’s the Tuesday that’s tough that really counts. Sometimes she just needs some flowers or even just that ear. It’s the little things that count. It’s the regular days of the year that you have to keep your attention on her.”

― BJ the Chicago Kid

“Little things console us because little things afflict us.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.”

― Bruce Barton

“I beat myself a little bit too much sometimes. When you beat yourself a little bit too much, there’s little things that make you miserable.”

― Camilo Villegas

“Even someone who works with me, like this girl who works with me, her name is Sue. She lives with me and holds the fort; she takes care of all these little things. She takes care of the money situation, and I would not be able to live without someone like that.”

― Caprice Bourret

“So many of my paintings, people would be like, ‘What more do you have to do?’ But the smallest little things make all of the difference.”

― Carly Chaikin

“I clean out my house weekly. I just keep a lot of silly little things that are meaningful to me.”

― Cassie Scerbo

“True greatness consists in being great in little things.”

― Charles Simmons

“The raising of an eyebrow, how you do it; when you look, how you look. All those little things are physical.”

― Chevy Chase

“If you put pesto in a squeeze bottle or just at the end of a spoon and drizzle it, it looks so much better. It’s the little things. Plating is actually easy once you learn the little tips.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I think there’s little things you can do with a dermatologist that can stave off major, giant surgery, which is really scary. But I’m all for, if something’s bothering you, fix it. At least talk to somebody to see what it would take to fix it, and see if that’s for you or not.”

― Christie Brinkley

“In fact, some reviewers have said that as they got into the story they forgot that the protagonist is a black woman. They were moved by the story – by the people as a whole – and not by the little things.”

― Christopher Darden

“I’ve been on a lot of shows that I like, doing guest appearances and little things. I’m just trying to have fun with being retired.”

― Chuck Liddell

“We’re playing small clubs and doing it all in a van. I have management, and they’ve done a good job of getting our tour plan together, but we’re still having to go and rent the vehicles and all the little things you need to do. You really have to watch your budget.”

― Cindy Wilson

“It’s the little things that count, hundreds of ’em.”

― Cliff Shaw

“If you ever go to a music session, you’ll notice that the musicians can sit down and start playing right away, and everyone knows what to do. Of course they’re reading it, but the conductor can tweak little things, and you can take that back to directing motion pictures.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I have always looked after the little things of my business; weightier matters will take care of themselves.”

― Collis Potter Huntington

“I like buying people little things, not flooding them with money, trying to win them.”

― Craig David

“First, there was 2 Stupid Dogs. Then, Dexter’s Laboratory. And now, Powerpuff Girls. There were a lot of little things in between, but those were the main ones.”

― Craig McCracken

“I grew up doing certain little things in the musical theatre realm, but I didn’t really understand that you could… make a career out of it.”

― Diana DeGarmo

“The bottom line is that sometimes the little things I do on the pitch provoke exaggerated reactions.”

― Diego Costa

“The way I am, I don’t just look at, say, the shots being played but I observe the cricketers. I try and pick up little things from different individuals.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“We began to do little things, have little scenes where we just talked about things that had nothing to do with the plot. In fact, in the beginning, they didn’t want us to do that. But as time went on, you see that in so many shows. I think we were the first to do that.”

― Don Knotts

“I just go out and play my game. Just making sure I keep doing those little things, like playing with toughness, that’s just me.”

― Draymond Green

“A guy that’s going to do all of the dirty work, that guy that is willing to defend anyone and do the little things and not really care about all of that other stuff. I think every championship team needs that.”

― Draymond Green

“There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.”

― Dwight L. Moody

“Guys who might not be superstars but because of their hustle, because of the little things they do, these are the guys who can really mean the difference between winning and losing.”

― Dwyane Wade

“It’s incredibly fun to play someone that you don’t like. It exorcises your own demons in a way. It’s cathartic. We all have things that we don’t like about ourselves, little things. And I get to amplify those things and put them out there. It’s fun and it has a cleansing effect.”

― Ed Helms

“There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“When you’re walking around in Shanghai, I called it the City of Near Misses, because they do not stop for pedestrians. And the pedestrians do not have the right of way. It’s those little things that no one tells you.”

― Eliza Coupe

“I think little things are more powerful because they’re more honest, so people feel them more strongly.”

― Elizabeth Peyton

“It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing the little things, the common duties, a little better and better.”

― Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

“I don’t want to make any general statements, but I feel like so many stories that are presented as being about humanity and human emotion are just so convoluted and overly dramatic and focus on these certain little things that are supposedly meaningful, but just don’t really mean anything.”

― Ellar Coltrane

“God tests and proves us by the common occurrences of life. It is the little things which reveal the chapters of the heart.”

― Ellen G. White

“You don’t realize how hard it is to live on your own. But there’s no mom to do your laundry, and make you dinner and to do things for you, and you don’t think about little things like buying paper towels and salt.”

― Emma Roberts

“Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.”

― Epictetus

“The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.”

― Ernest Dimnet

“Wins are big boosts for your confidence, but sometimes you don’t notice little things. When you lose a game, it means that the opponent has had a plan, and it’s worked – now we need to see our capacity for response.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“My earliest attempts at writing were when I was seven. I would sit at the piano and transcribe the songs I heard on the radio. I’d change little things in the music and write different lyrics.”

― Esperanza Spalding

“When I do retire, I will miss the trips with the team, the jokes with my teammates, the habits: having breakfast with them, playing with them, all the little things.”

― Francesco Totti

“I used to love going into local hardware stores, to look at little things they made locally. Nowadays it’s harder, though you can still do it in Vietnam.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.”

― Frank A. Clark

“I want to talk to the audience. This is what I’ve been doing in my work in French forever – talking about small things becoming big problems. I notice all the details, all the tiny little things.”

― Gad Elmaleh

“The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“I’ve been competitive since day one. Even in little things as a child, like having a twin and a direct competitor for who makes better cookies.”

― Gracie Gold

“When you go through something, like, you learn to appreciate little things – the birds, trees, flowers.”

― Grizz Chapman

“Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.”

― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.”

― Harriet Beecher Stowe

“I am someone who always gets up again, even if there are setbacks. I have a survivor instinct. I’m not sure where it comes from, but probably from all the little things that make you into who you are.”

― Heidi Klum

“I am still attached to my wedding sari and preserve it with care. There are so many little things I have kept as loving mementos of my father and mother.”

― Hema Malini

“We usually have a fixed routine for our trainings. It is important that we are disciplined throughout because, being athletes, those little things impact our performances on the field.”

― Hima Das

“Audacity, hope, courage – the Libyans have these in abundance. But all those boring little things – like organization, building a committee – is hard; making decisions and moving ahead is hard.”

― Hisham Matar

“Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.”

― Humphry Davy

“I’m interested in creating a little sound world for songs, really crafting it, building it, and making it like a little doll’s house with little things inside it, staircases and rooms and everything kind of relates to everything else. I’ve never seen it as drums, bass, guitar and vocals in very separate spaces.”

― Imogen Heap

“You got to start by doing little things if your quest is to take over the world.”

― J. B. Smoove

“I’m afraid of the dark because I picture things; I see things. I’m a freak. I see, like, little demons coming out of the floor and other little things running around. It’s scary.”

― Jacob Whitesides

“I just think Christmas is a time to embrace all the naughty little things.”

― Jade Thirlwall

“It is that, but really, it’s about how we don’t recognise the little things in life, or appreciate the little things in life like belonging. A sense of belonging is a big thing today.”

― James Caan

“My father, whose work I adore… was down working on little things of grass and dead birds. Well, that didn’t interest me. As an 8-year-old kid, I wanted knights in armor and so forth.”

― Jamie Wyeth

“I wish everything was gender neutral. I wish we weren’t separated by boundaries like pink and blue and little things like that. I wish we could choose how we express ourselves without hate.”

― Jazz Jennings

“I feel like if you really know the ending right from the beginning, you can add so many subtleties and little things later that will pay off and be more consistent and more rewarding for the reader.”

― Jeff Lemire

“Sometimes I’ll let little things get to me. Or I’ll make a big deal out of little things.”

― Jennette McCurdy

“Often, it’s the little things, like the title of a song, that can make a huge difference in its success.”

― Jeremih

“If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.”

― Jesse Itzler

“I get my competitive edge from my mum. When we’re together, we’re competitive about little things – it’ll be, ‘I can bake cakes better than you can.’ But she’s never been a pushy parent; she’s always just supported me.”

― Jessica Ennis-Hill

“Little things that I’ve emphasized are turning in pockets and looking to penetrate and finding these spaces and playing at a good tempo when we’re in the middle third.”

― Jill Ellis

“Women’s Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?”

― Joan Crawford

“I had a friend who was a plastic surgeon, so he would do little things. I never had, like, a full thing. So I would go in maybe once every two or three years, and he’d do a little here, a little there; tweak you, like you tweak your car. Then I became the plastic surgery poster girl.”

― Joan Rivers

“It’s so important to keep a marriage alive with small treats and doing little things for each other. Just remembering to say nice things and to have listening time is vital. That ghastly phrase ‘quality time’ means taking three minutes to sit down and be still with someone rather than yelling over your shoulder as you rush out.”

― Joanna Lumley

“I need to find a church on Sunday. I need to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ ‘yes sir’ and ‘no ma’am.’ Do the little things because that’s part of being an adult.”

― Joe Nichols

“The Australians are actually the worst of the criminals from the United Kingdom, but not worst as in toughest. They’re the ones who did stupid little things and got caught for it. Bad criminals.”

― Joel Edgerton

“Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I had been a student in Vienna, and one of the neat little things I had found out was about that zoo. It was a good debut novel for me to have published. I was 26 or 27 when it was published. I already had a kid and would soon have a second.”

― John Irving

“People who get into animation tend to be kids. We don’t have to grow up. But also, animators are great observers, and there’s this childlike wonder and interest in the world, the observation of little things that happen in life.”

― John Lasseter

“I think about the game plan, and then I go through all the little things that are almost impossible to do. If you go through those things in your mind, you can do them.”

― John Matuszak

“All I know is the same lessons you need to learn at Little League basketball, you need to learn at the upper levels. It’s the little things you learn when you’re little that apply in college.”

― John Stockton

“I’m not big on sequels; I’ve done them, but I like doing little things that have their own timelessness to them, classic type things, and then you go onto something new.”

― John Travolta

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

― John Wooden

“Little things had to go wrong for Donald Trump to become president: Comey, emails, all that stuff. Big things did make Trump possible. Big, cultural, political, economic forces opened the door to someone like Trump.”

― Jon Lovett

“Our bodies are truly the result of what we eat, what we think about, and the exercise we receive. If we are not wise, these little things can soon cause major health problems that will limit our success and ability to serve.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Little things happen to us during the course of our lives when we were children that stay with us.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“The little things that made up the fabric of the first six years of my life were suddenly ripped away, and I didn’t have anyone around me who loved me. Not one single person.”

― Julie Christie

“I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I have always wanted my children’s dads to be involved in their lives. Not just the day-to-day aspect, but the emotional shifts that they go through, when little things pop up – they need to be included, absolutely, and for the children to feel that they are.”

― Kate Winslet

“My seven-year-old daughter knows old songs and how the neighborhoods got their names. There are little things: Businesses receive blessings from Hawaiian priests before opening, and everyone’s kids have their debut luau. You can’t really get through a day without doing something Hawaiian.”

― Kaui Hart Hemmings

“Do the little things that make you feel normal and happy, even if that’s just getting in your pyjamas and watching ‘X Factor’ at the weekend.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“Some guys have all this talent, and you wonder why they can’t put it all together. Well, they don’t do any of the little things.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“We spend our spare time taking care of little things. I can watch a little bit of college and professional football if I want to… Our favorite pastime is trying to take pictures of our hometowns from space.”

― Kevin A. Ford

“The Lakers are family. My kids don’t have to switch schools. Little things like that are important. People don’t think about things like that. I feel like something special is going to happen in this town.”

― Lamar Odom

“There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them.”

― Larry Hagman

“I have a magpie mind, by which I mean I see and hear little things – photos, fragments of conversation – and store them away for future use.”

― Laurie Graham

“I’ve wanted to write ever since I’ve gotten into comics. I wrote little things for myself when I was doing mini-comics and things, before becoming a professional. But I just figure at some point or another, I’ve got to make the leap. I just have to do it.”

― Lee Bermejo

“Usually we have pick-up shots to film after all the main work is done; sometimes we even do them after our wrap party. Just like when you’re packing up and moving, it’s the little things that end up taking the most time, and there is no romance in the clean up.”

― Lela Loren

“I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.”

― Leo Buscaglia

“I am involved in Greenpeace. And I just recently completely switched my diet over to near-veganism. So you try to do little things that you can. I recycle every single day. Every single thing in my house that can be recycled is.”

― Lindsey Shaw

“I’m a ‘bound book’ kind of girl. I have a Kindle, and I enjoy it for some things, like convenience or instant gratification, or all the little things that you can do with them.”

― Lisa Unger

“I’ve got to see my movie to see how I’m acting, see what little things I can learn about my craft.”

― LL Cool J

“I’ve been falsely accused of drawing too much from real life. But I am a petty thief – I take little things. And, I mean, I can hardly write 10 words before I start to make things up. I start to invent, because that’s what I want to do. I’m running away to an invented place.”

― Lorrie Moore

“I have a folder of scraps and pieces of paper with stuff, ideas for songs from the last 25 years; just little things, maybe early songs that I finished, but didn’t think they were good enough.”

― Lucinda Williams

“You see a lot of people out there that say they’re country, and they do their little things that are stereotypical country things, but being country is a way of life.”

― Luke Bryan

“I have a lot of objects in my space, little things, reminders, memories.”

― Marc Newson

“Standing as a witness in all things means all things – big things, little things, in all conversations, in jokes, in games played and books read and music listened to, in causes supported, in service rendered, in clothes worn, in friends made.”

― Margaret D. Nadauld

“Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people’s characters.”

― Margaret Halsey

“Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people’s characters.”

― Margaret Halsey

“Little things in my past that I really thought were over and done with were still elements of the puzzle that weren’t pieced together, and so she helped me do that.”

― Marie Osmond

“Little things, when we’re caught up and fretting about them, often appear to be big and meaningful and world-changing in the moment they are happening.”

― Mark Manson

“I’ve done little things, including Botox, but it didn’t feel right for me.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“Little things can make such a big difference during recording.”

― Matt Cameron

“Basically, right before college I got into the Guinness book for my feet and started to do local commercials and little radio spots, just little things and found I really liked it.”

― Matthew McGrory

“I want to give back to my community, little things I think they need. I went there to open a borehole and a public lavatory and give them a book about myself that we wrote with ‘Right to Play.’”

― Michael Essien

“There are pitfalls in World Cups, there are players who can win penalties and players who get the slightest touch and go down holding their face or whatever and get someone sent off. There are all these little things and you’re hoping that you’re not on the wrong end of it.”

― Michael Owen

“I’ve had journals ever since I was really little. Sometimes I write poems and stuff, but for the most part I write down what happens to me during the day that I don’t want to forget. So I have books filled with little things like that.”

― Miranda Cosgrove

“Even after four years in office, George W. Bush’s record on women doesn’t leap out at you. It’s composed almost entirely of little things, small enough to fly well under the media’s radar screen, so few of us have any sense of their cumulative impact.”

― Molly Ivins

“A lot of times, the inspiration for a novel is a messy bird’s nest of shiny things. Little things that don’t make a whole lot of sense or that, no matter how hard you look, cannot be found directly in the finished book.”

― Molly O’Keefe

“I just try to laugh at the little things. Like, I’m always amazed by how long it takes two kids to get dressed and out the door. Every morning I say, ‘Come on! Let’s go! Five minutes!’ And they’re still in their underwear. Or they say they’re ready, but they’re not wearing shoes.”

― Molly Shannon

“The little things, I can obey. But the big things – how we think, what we value – those you must choose yourself. You can’t let anyone – or any society – determine those for you.”

― Morrie Schwartz

“You can’t jump from little things to big things. It just takes time and patience.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“The chocolate and crisps come in at times. You have to allow the little things that make you happy. I’m not extreme about what I eat.”

― Naomi Campbell

“Everywhere in my house are these little things that have meanings and make me think of great memories.”

― Nate Berkus

“If you think back to your first love, you always remember them and little things always remind you of them.”

― Naya Rivera

“We forget the little things, so it’s no wonder some of us screw up the big things.”

― Neil Cavuto

“Every now and then I’ll do little things, a short story or something, that doesn’t have any fantastical elements, but mostly I like the power of playing God and I like to imagine things.”

― Neil Gaiman

“I’ve always been interested in public health approaches because it seems to me we have this yearning for silver bullets, and that is not in fact how change comes about. Change comes through silver buckshot – a lot of little things that achieve results. That’s a classic public health approach.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“I always wrote little things when I was younger. My first opus was a book of poems put down in a spiral notebook at five or six, handsomely accompanied by crayon illustrations.”

― Nicole Krauss

“One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction.”

― Nido Qubein

“I’m interested in the way major events don’t necessarily announce themselves as major events. They’re often little things – the drip, drip of life that changes people or affects people.”

― Noah Baumbach

“Little things please little minds.”

― Ovid

“There is nothing as dead and as damned as an important thing. The things that really matter are casual, insignificant little things.”

― Patrick Kavanagh

“I think it’s important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.”

― Paula Cole

“I’ve brought the traditions from Spain to the United States: spending the afternoons with my husband and my son, enjoying the little things.”

― Paz Vega

“All the little things you nitpick in your head, nobody really cares that much outside your head.”

― Penn Badgley

“No one in the Indian team gave me tips, but I should be mature enough to grasp little things by watching them train and play.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“I don’t have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields.”

― Queen Latifah

“I don’t want to just go out and do song to song to song. I like to create things before the song actually kicks in, little things you do to excite the crowd.”

― R. Kelly

“We filmed one scene on the beach and there was definitely weird energy around, and we were followed around by a white owl to several different locations, and little things like that, or certain mishaps would happen and you’d have to wonder what that was about.”

― Rachel True

“I can do the little things, play defense, dive on the floor to get loose balls, things like that.”

― Rajon Rondo

“The best thing for your psyche as you try to accomplish anything, really, is to just concentrate on all the little things. And not just as a means to an end, but truly enjoy them.”

― Richard Linklater

“I want to really start focusing on what I want to accomplish and what it is I want to achieve, but not micromanaging this or that and focusing on the little things.”

― Ricky Williams

“It’s no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.”

― Robert Duvall

“I think the mental preparation isn’t something that you can work on in one large sum. It has to be a collective collaboration of doing little things for your mental state constantly throughout the prep and managing your life outside the Octagon, managing your life in transit to the Octagon, managing your life once you get to training.”

― Robert Whittaker

“The little things amount to big things.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“You hear a lot of scientists say the same thing. It doesn’t have to be a big thing because the thing about being a scientist is even the little things are big things to us.”

― Roderick MacKinnon

“People think of these eureka moments and my feeling is that they tend to be little things, a little realisation and then a little realisation built on that.”

― Roger Penrose

“And these little things may not seem like much but after a while they take you off on a direction where you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about.”

― Roger Penrose

“You can never stop learning in football and I’m always trying to take little things on board that other players do.”

― Ross Barkley

“Sometimes the most happy people in life are the ones with nothing. We can’t lose sight of the little things in life that should make us the happiest.”

― Ryan Cabrera

“I’m going to focus on speed, doing little things like my turns and my starts – just speed.”

― Ryan Lochte

“While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.”

― Saint Francis de Sales

“I started out doing something little. I went to Africa to spend five weeks putting roofs on a building. I seen the small child that stepped on a land mine. Three months later, I’m back helping pull the land mines out. Little things just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger.”

― Sam Childers

“There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.”

― Samuel Johnson

“You know One Direction do a lot of up tempo songs, but when they did that Ed Sheeran song ‘Little Things,’ that was probably their biggest song off their last album, so it shows you that a ballad never goes out of fashion.”

― Shane Filan

“A lot of people in our generation like to make excuses about little things that really don’t hinder them from doing what they want to. It always comes down to the work ethic.”

― Shaquem Griffin

“I have tweaked little things in my game, nothing major. When you change little things, the impact is big.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“Be careful about what you eat because otherwise you get fat! Do you like to be fat? Eat very, very, very little things. Almost starve, but I don’t starve, because I eat very much.”

― Sophia Loren

“There’s no more film. Film is gone. We photograph digitally and electronically. We don’t really use film the same way anymore – it’s disappearing little by little. Things change. We have to change with them. There’s no point in liking or not liking it. It is what it is.”

― Stanley Donen

“A lot of those little things that I really like doing are just moments of cool articulation, just little moments of phrasing that probably go over everybody’s head.”

― Steve Vai

“People got to know me very gradually. It was little things. It’s still like that. ‘That Thing you Do!’ was a big thing. It’s always been very gradual. Like I say, people still ask me if I’m still acting. ‘I’ve seen all your movies. What are you doing now?’ Ha ha!”

― Steve Zahn

“We humans are a minority of giants stumbling around in a world of little things.”

― Sue Hubbell

“My game has been improving as I’ve been working. Little things are getting better. Which, I would hope so – it’s all I do every day.”

― Tennys Sandgren

“Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too.”

― Terry McAuliffe

“I try to be as good a director as I possibly can. I try to be prepared, and I hope everyone else is. The preparation, I suppose, means just about everything. Little things mean a lot.”

― Tommy Lee Jones

“When I’m hiring someone I look for magic and a spark. Little things that intuitively give me a gut feeling that this person will go to the ends of the earth to accomplish the task at hand.”

― Tommy Mottola

“It is all right having Atletico Madrid and Barca at the top, but what about teams like Tenerife who play on such bad pitches? These little things need to improve, but media-wise, Spanish women’s football is a lot further along than in England.”

― Toni Duggan

“I’m a strong believer that you practice like you play, little things make big things happen.”

― Tony Dorsett

“I know I’m an acquired taste – I’m anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things.”

― Tori Amos

“We cannot forget the little things we take for granted in America that remain the disdain of dictators and terrorists throughout the world.”

― Trent Lott

“Half the joy of life is in little things taken on the run… but let us keep our hearts young and our eyes open that nothing worth our while shall escape us.”

― Victor Cherbuliez

“In reality I have said very little things; I didn’t point out many things to Geoffrey, I trusted very much not only his understanding of what I was doing, or what I wanted to do, in that moment.”

― Victoria de los Angeles

“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.”

― Wangari Maathai

“What’s the fun in approaching something closed-minded? I’m very specific; if dialogue is too on-the-nose, or there’s a lot of telling and not showing, I’ll talk to my manager and let them know the problems I have with it. But, I always go in with fresh eyes. The first pass just needs to be about figuring out little things here and there.”

― Will Rothhaar

“Broken-windows enforcement is really about controlling behavior to such an extent you change it: If you deal with the little things, you can keep them from going into the big things. Zero tolerance implies zealotry. It’s oppressive. And it’s not achievable. You’re never going to be in a position to eliminate all crime.”

― William Bratton

“If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.”

― William H. McRaven
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