We have collected the best Grateful Quotes by famous authors including Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Boris Pasternak, Pam Grier, Aaron Dessner, Iris Apfel and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
Film is not like a book; it’s not a writer’s baby at all. So many people have put in their talent, by that time that you feel grateful for what they’ve done, you don’t feel possessive about it in any way.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed.
I am really blessed and very grateful for it.
I’m very fortunate and grateful to wake up every morning in the rural countryside I live in, looking at farmland and these beautiful mountains.
I’m happy. I give thanks every morning that I can get up, that I still have my husband with me. I’m extremely grateful. After all, how many 93-year-old cover girls do you know?
I walk in a space of gratitude. I’m so grateful to God for blessing me with an amazing family and the opportunity to do what I love.
Winning the Pulitzer is wonderful and it’s an honor and I feel so humbled and so grateful, but I think that I’ll think of it very much as the final sort of final moment for this book and put it behind me along with the rest of the book, as I write more books.
My husband gave up all his work to stay at home with the kids, and we split all the duties at home. I do all the boring stuff – like pay the bills, and he does all the exercising for both of us, which I’m very grateful for… I thank him for it regularly.
I watched Ricki Lake’s documentary, ‘The Business of Being Born,’ and that led me to call a midwife, and not an ob-gyn, when I found out I had conceived. My delivery was not easy – they call it ‘labor,’ not ‘a vacation!’ – but I was incredibly grateful that I did it that way.
Sarah Wayne Callies
I’ve always felt so grateful that I dropped out of school, that I never had to do a thesis. I wouldn’t know how to organise and structure myself to film so that B follows A and C follows B.
I think The ‘Cheetah Girls’ was originally supposed to be one film, but then it became two and three, which was a huge deal. But like all Disney franchises, they have to come to an end at some point. I was so grateful we went out with a bang. I think we died off peacefully.
I am very fortunate, very grateful for everything that has happened to me, everything I’ve done, all the opportunities, so I’m very happy.
I’m continuing to learn more about music – it’s an ocean, and you can never really say that you know everything. I’m grateful that I’m still living and making music among the greats.
A. R. Rahman
Without a doubt, absolutely, a woman will be a president, and probably sooner rather than later. I am excited about that, and if what I did serves as a steppingstone for another woman down the course, I am very grateful to have had that chance.
Everyone has their own journey. I am very grateful for where I am.
As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work.
I was so grateful to win an Emmy, but just being nominated, it’s not overrated!
I’m so grateful for every day and every moment, I ask myself what I did to deserve this blessing?
While we are very grateful for the amount of things that we have achieved and everything that follows this, we are just four girls who always really loved music and we just enjoyed performing.
I want to prove that Holst’s ‘The Planets’ can be as much of a sensory overload as a concert by the Grateful Dead, and just as exciting.
Serving the people of Arkansas’ 2nd District is the honor of a lifetime, and I’m grateful for the opportunity I have been given by my fellow Arkansans.
The Grateful Dead were very kind. It was Santa Claus. It did good things. It allowed other people to benefit. The benefits that we played were enormous, and we played free. So you’ve got a band that loves to play free, and that was a wonderful thing.
I first bought a Buffy Sainte-Marie record when I was 12, and her music has always remained with me. In the 1960s, as a political activist, Buffy’s lyrics were fearless, and I’m very grateful for all the risks that she took.
I’m grateful for the many Louisianans who have urged me to challenge Senator Landrieu in 2014.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for everything, but I don’t wanna make it seem like I wouldn’t be able to survive without fame. ‘Cause I did it for 13 years.
It’s true that misunderstanding and lack of understanding are often themes in my fiction, but I am grateful for the moments when true understanding is achieved, especially between writer and reader. It’s miraculous.
I’m really grateful to my fans – to all the people who support me.
My parents – my mother, particularly – were very focused on our succeeding. I loved my parents, and was very grateful to them for everything, and I didn’t want to disappoint them.
I am hugely honored to represent my country in the Olympics and in World Cups, and I’m grateful for all the advantages being a professional soccer player brings my way – the opportunities to see the world, the camaraderie and friendships, and more.
You realize that however much you don’t think about death – or think that’s for other people – you’re just an organism living from day to day. I’m just grateful I’m here.
I, for one, am profoundly grateful to feel the hand of God at work in my life. But at the beginning and end of the day, when my default setting is to show kindness and love to others, I never regret it. And to me, that is what faith is all about.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.
I am grateful to the motherland and the people. I feel honored to fly into space on behalf of hundreds of millions of female Chinese citizens.
I am very lucky and grateful to have this living link to a past era, the violin presumably having much more history to it than the later portion that I know.
Lara St. John
My career has been going better than expected, and I’m grateful.
There is something that happens when you are grateful: You continue to keep receiving blessings. So I will always be grateful.
I’m very grateful for the experience at NBC.
I was getting offers. I had just turned them down. Then I realized I should be grateful that at age 54, people were still offering me film roles.
I think every actor should be always grateful when they work.
As long as I am working, I am grateful and happy.
Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful.
I am grateful to theatre for making me what I am today. But it’s not like theatre is my first love. I am equally attached to cinema, which is, actually, a child of theatre, since it borrows heavily from it.
I’m very grateful to God for what he gives me. Victories, remarkable victories, but you have to go through the defeats. That is why I praise God for everything.
When I arrived at the Capitol in 2007 to take my oath as a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I had the privilege of filling the seat held for so long and so well by my friend Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress. I was so grateful to her.
I never expected my books to do even as well as they have. I still feel grateful for it, every single day.
It turns out that our ability to connect with other people is driven by our ability to connect deeply with ourselves. And that can be just a few minutes sitting on your porch feeling the breeze against your face. That can be a few moments spent in meditation or in prayer or remembering three things you’re grateful for.
Going on the road for long stretches can seem daunting, and I certainly miss being home sometimes, but the chance to see so many different cities, let alone perform in them, is something I am really grateful for.
Micky Adams took me in initially as youth coach and I’ll always be grateful to Port Vale giving me my first chance to manage.
I’m extremely happy and extremely grateful to these stem cells. I started tennis again, and it’s going very well. I have no problem moving my arm. So I’m delighted.
Princess Michael of Kent
I love life. I wish I could live another 500 years, truly. There is so much to do. I don’t feel bitter or angry or disappointed. If anything, I am very grateful for where I come from. I have absolutely no regrets.
Acting helped me as I was growing up. It helped me learn about myself, helped me travel, helped me understand life, express myself, all those wonderful things. So I’m very, very grateful; it’s a fun job. It’s a luxury.
There’s something about an American soldier you can’t explain. They’re so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
My husband and I grew up with parents who supported our passion, and we’re grateful to them for that. It really helps you find your identity when you’re younger. It helps you become a really well-rounded person, the more you can show from different perspectives. The arts show us empathy, which is so important.
There’s a lot to the story. And there are a lot of things I’ve learned about myself and about love, and I’m really grateful for the lessons, and I hope I can share that through art. I look for projects that allow me to do that, whether it’s music or acting.
‘Clybourne Park’ was my first job after the birth of my son, who was 11 weeks old when we started rehearsals. And while that was truly harder than anything I’ve ever done, I was grateful every day to be going to work on such an incredible play, with such a generous, intelligent, supportive group of people.
Certainly the research shows that grateful people are more innovative thinkers.
My Marine experience helped shape who I am now personally and professionally, and I am grateful for that on an almost daily basis.
I don’t want to be Carrie Bradshaw. I don’t want the wedding to be bigger than Big. I’m just grateful to know that the first time I fell in love wasn’t the last time.
I am very grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded.
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.
The Grateful Dead are our religion. This is a religion that doesn’t pay homage to the God that all the other religions pay homage to.
I think I can see more clearly now – about how the pattern of past experiences has shaped who I am and the characters I have played – and I’m grateful for that.
There’s no real downside to any sort of work that I do. I’m all so grateful for it, but I wouldn’t say that animated work is just a walk in the park. It is easy, it’s really fun, but I don’t know why I really stress myself out every time I’m about to go in.
I’m grateful for every chance I get to do something I love and have a passion for.
I’ve been grateful for what comes along.
I speak about family and adoption because it 100% changed my life and who I am. It definitely played a very large role into just learning how to be grateful for what you have and being fulfilled in a way that a lot of adopted kids don’t feel.
I have no regrets. I feel very grateful for the life that I had – you know, family I live with; and I’ve been doing work that I love, ever since I came to Nashville.
I tried once in my life to write a novel. I had written something like 80 pages of it when my laptop got stolen. When I told people this, they acted as if something tragic had happened, but I kind of felt relieved, grateful to the thief who saved me from another year of something that felt more like homework than fun.
I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things.
I’m very grateful because my fans are very loyal.
You know, I mean this sincerely, you know, I’m so grateful that I get to get up in the morning and do this, you know, and write books.
With sincere modesty, if there is such a thing, I have never thought of legacy at all. I am always grateful if people like what I have done. A legacy is something no one can forsee.
I use every single thing that Alfred Hitchcock taught me in my acting career… I am very grateful for the education he gave me in making motion pictures.
I have never met a grateful performer in the movies.
I have to say that Common is one of the kindest, most humble, grateful individuals that I’ve ever met in my life. I was profoundly affected by meeting him. I think he is an outstanding human being.
I’ve been with Def Jam Records for five years and they gave me my first recording contract so for that I’m forever grateful.
I’m grateful to intelligent people. That doesn’t mean educated. That doesn’t mean intellectual. I mean really intelligent. What black old people used to call ‘mother wit’ means intelligence that you had in your mother’s womb. That’s what you rely on. You know what’s right to do.
I work a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila, and the life there is poor and very sad. And I’ve always taught to myself to look for the beauty of it and look in the beauty of the faces of the children and to be grateful.
Most actors are very grateful for what is as opposed to what will be. You spend 98% of your time looking for a job, so when you get it, it’s fantastic.
Brian d’Arcy James
You’re grateful and appreciative that people liked you and remember you.
I don’t need a holiday or a feast to feel grateful for my children, the sun, the moon, the roof over my head, music, and laughter, but I like to take this time to take the path of thanks less traveled.
I guess the most important thing for us is that the kids work hard and they are grateful for the life they lead – that they know it doesn’t come easy.
I am so grateful that I accepted the offer to do ‘CSI,’ but it was like being shot out of a cannon, and it was so different from anything that I have ever done.
I feel really grateful to be a part of a cast that is dedicated week in and week out to doing good work, and you don’t always come across that, but everybody on the call sheet is committed to doing good work, and a big part of that is having these firefighters on set and using our resources.
Miranda Rae Mayo
Dogs notice, they share, they draw conclusions, they like it when they’re able to be of service and are touchingly grateful when they’re praised.
I hope that my children will someday be as proud of me as I am of my mom. I am so grateful to be her daughter. I’m so grateful that she is Charlotte’s and Aiden’s grandmother. She makes me proud every single day.
I’m grateful for every day.
Every day, I like to wake up and remind myself to be grateful of the simple things.
I now, more and more, appreciate when I’m in a group of good people and get to work in good movies and projects. I’m wildly grateful and appreciative.
I’m thrilled, I’m grateful, I’m blessed. I played for the world’s greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy.
Every morning when I wake up, I am grateful and happy that I come to the film set. It is home.
I grew up surrounded by all types of cultures – French, Indian, Arabic – a melting pot of cultures, sounds, foods, people, and religions. It opened my eyes early, and I’m grateful for that. It’s not about success in one area; it’s about exploring the world musically and spending time in those places whenever you can.
I can’t take the subway anymore. I think I can still take the bus, though. It’s a double-edged sword because I’m grateful that people recognize and support me, but there are definite downsides to that.
I can’t say I’m not grateful to have journalists writing about me as a genius. But I know it’s not true. I’m not confused. I understand that success comes through a lot of failure and a lot of very embarrassing failure. People want to create the next Facebook, but they are too afraid to create the next Facemash.
I’m very grateful to our members who were able to unite their hearts and want to say thank you to ARMYs who always love us.
I, quite frankly, am grateful for every day. I don’t take anything for granted.
I’m grateful that so many viewers have related to characters I’ve played. I think many in the audience see themselves in my characters or feel like the characters are similar to their friends or sisters.
I am grateful to journalism for waking me up to the realities of the world.
Zappa was very technical and impressed by things that were musically challenging – weird time signatures, strange keys, awkward chord sequences. Zappa was important to me as an example of everything I didn’t want to do. I’m very grateful to him, actually.
Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I’m all about people that appreciate, that are grateful, that smile, that have a sense of humour – the dirtier the laugh, the better- that’s my kind of vibe… and I hope that’s the kind of thing that I attract.
I make a concerted effort to go watch the sunset a few days a week, have a glass of wine, and take a moment to feel fortunate and grateful for the view and for my life.
I’m at least smart enough to know I could never fill Billy Graham’s shoes, but I’m grateful he gave me an opportunity to help him finish his race on earth well and to continue his life’s work.
I have no regrets. I had an amazing surrogate who carried my son for me. I am so grateful to her. I can even say I am grateful for having cancer. I was always meant to be a mom, but if I didn’t have cancer, I never would have had Zev. I would have had a kid, but not Zev, and I want Zev – tantrums and all.
Marissa Jaret Winokur
The secret to it all is just to enjoy what you’re doing. This is not working at the coal face, this is not sweeping behind a restaurant. It’s work, but it’s not work. It gives me a different type of energy. I’m grateful for that.
LL Cool J
I have the luxury of being alive and healthy, and I’m very grateful for that.
We want only loyal workers who are grateful from the bottom of their hearts for the bread which we let them earn.
Milosevic did not die in The Hague – he was killed in The Hague. But, he had managed to defend the national and state interests of Serbia and the Serb people, and everybody should be grateful to him for that.
I’m very blessed, thankful, grateful for the opportunities I’ve had.
When my parents separated, I was very grateful.
I am grateful that I didn’t let fear get the best of me. It only holds you back from possibilities and greatness.
Looking back, I can genuinely say that I am truly grateful that my parents sheltered us from the public eye. This may sound like an easy task, but it was probably the hardest thing they had to figure out as parents – how to give their kids a normal childhood even though they were always in the spotlight.
I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.
I’m very grateful that I’ve had the opportunities I’ve had.
Being a role model is cool and a great honor. I’m grateful to be considered one and will live up to that title by encouraging kids to eat their Wheaties and brush their teeth often.
I didn’t do a movie until I was almost 30. I’m grateful for that because it gave me a chance to be an adult in the world and do work in the regional theater that very few people cared about. I loved it and I wanted to do that stuff.
I think you have to be grateful to those who have helped you.
One thing I just want to say to the military families – while you might not wear a uniform, I know – we all know, the nation knows – that you serve and sacrifice right alongside of your loved ones. And we are so grateful and proud of all of you for your service to this nation.
You know, bigotry isn’t relevant to just the South. It never was. But I’m very grateful that I don’t know what it’s like from experience.
I’m really grateful I grew up in a house in which media literacy was a survival skill.
I’m grateful my son was – as any mother would say, I had a very good son.
It’s not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything.
I’m very grateful to Jennifer Lopez, because I have something to talk about for the last couple of years.
When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.
Generally, I find a lot to be grateful for.
I have a lot of fruit trees and my own little vegetable garden and chickens. And every time I eat, I bless my food; I say I’m grateful for for it and let it nourish every part of my body.
The Grateful Dead were an influence on our music but they weren’t by a long shot the biggest influence.
I’m just grateful that my parents still love each other.
That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner.
I feel very lucky to make a living from my imagination; I’m very grateful for that. I like that what I do is create. I’m feeling very lucky to have had the career I had. It’s gone much longer and bigger than I ever thought it would be.
Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Henry Ward Beecher
I am so grateful to everybody that supports the Sheckler Foundation, and gives us the ability to continue to help kids and injured action sports athletes.
Disney is a machine, and I’m grateful for it, but I feel like being part of that environment made me crave the reaction from other projects even more.
I had just left ‘Saturday Night Live’ when I came to ‘The Daily Show,’ and it just felt like Jon was on my side. I’ll always be grateful to him for that. I just got the impression he wanted me to succeed, and then I wanted to succeed for him. I think that’s good leadership.
I’m super grateful, and whenever somebody offers me something, and I’m doing it, I always try to give 110%.
Heartbreak is hard, but you find more and more things to be grateful for every day.
I am very proud to say that America is my home! I have so much respect for this country and the people in it. I’m so grateful that you guys have taken me in with care and respect.
I was sort of a floater in high school; I feel like I tried my hand at all the different stereotypes or cliques. I’m grateful for the experience to walk in all those different shoes.
I am much more grateful and linked to Real Madrid than to Barcelona.
Look, I’ve always been a confident bloke. I’m grateful to my mother for that.
I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift of intelligence, and for life, love, wonder, and laughter. You can’t say it wasn’t interesting. My lifetime’s memories are what I have brought home from the trip.
I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn’t think that, there would be something wrong with me. I’m grateful and thankful for what I’ve got.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I don’t think I even knew how big we were at the time. It was mad. I gained a lot through East 17 and I’m grateful for being able to have that experience.
When the Grateful Dead needed a quality sound system to deliver our sonic payload, I learned electronics and speaker design.
I’m very grateful for what I have. I’m old enough that I can mort out at any minute without any sense of regret at all. That’s not true. I might look back and think I wish I hadn’t been so selfish when my kids were smaller. But I’m not overwhelmed by regret.
I never went to any Tea Party meetings, although I am fiscally very much in like mind, and grateful for and appreciative of the support of anybody, no matter what group they might be part of.
Students teach all sorts of things but most importantly they make explicit the courage that it takes to be a learner, the courage it takes to open yourself to the transformative power of real learning and that courage I am exposed to almost every day at MIT and that I’m deeply grateful for.
In fact, I’m very grateful that we were given that time to invest in ourselves and our craft before we were exposed to the public.
Over the years, I’ve become barraged by comments from people, such as, ‘Beam me up, Scotty!’ and I became defensive. I felt they were derisive and engendered an attitude. I am grateful for the success, but didn’t want to be mocked.
Directing ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that.
The two things I always have to fight for are rest and food… I’m just grateful that I have the energy by the end of the day to do a performance.
If I could teach people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children would have a smile on their face.
I don’t really have a favorite bass player. I listen to a lot of bluegrass. But then again, I’m not a typical bluegrass bass player. I was really into the Grateful Dead, and I still am – I don’t listen to them too much, but for me they are a big influence.
I’m not grateful for depression, but it honestly made me work harder and gave me the drive that I have to succeed and to make it work.
The Nobel Prize is an honor unique in the world in having found its way into the hearts and minds of simple people everywhere. It casts a light of peace and reason upon us all; and for that I am especially grateful.
I’m grateful that I’ve enjoyed the support of libraries, bookshops and institutional funders.
I think most people’s record collections are more interesting than radio generally gives them credit for. You’re likely to be as interested in the Grateful Dead as Palestrina. It pisses me off how compartmentalised music is. I used to be in a punk band, you know?
I am very grateful for the opportunities I’ve had and feel I have a duty to repay my good fortune through philanthropic endeavors that expand the reach of human possibility and compassion.
Look, I hate to sound like Pollyanna, but I literally can’t wait to get to work in the morning. I’ve got steady jobs, I’ve got my health, and I’m here in the greatest city in the world. I’d be a pig not to be grateful.
I was a complete tomboy. I loved wandering out in storms or walking on the beaches in the dark. It was a very free upbringing, and I’m grateful to my parents for that.
I’m grateful I’ve got my mind. I can take care of my own business.
I love what I do, and I just remember that every breath and every moment is a gift and it can be taken away at any time, so I want to appreciate it and be grateful for it while it’s here.
My body is a reflection of how grateful I am for my life and my health; there are a lot of people less fortunate than me.
When somebody’s face-to-face with you saying, ‘I may not have been here had I not read your book,’ how do you respond to that? The first several times I traveled, it was almost too much. I was totally grateful, but emotionally, it was really hard.
Just remember: to be grateful and thank the people who are there and support you along the way is a great start to success.
My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
While I am very grateful for the role social media plays in my ability to interact so personally with my fans, I also see time and time again how it negatively affects social relationships of the younger generation.
I lost the life that I knew, and I really had to rethink my future and think about my core values and the things that I love, and my passion, and that’s really what helped me move forward. Also, for me just being grateful for what I had in my life versus on focusing on what I was losing, that really helped as well.
I’m very grateful to all the people of Fresno, to Philip Levine and all the poets before me, and all the farmworkers. I didn’t get here by myself.
Juan Felipe Herrera
I’ve been incredibly lucky. I’ve worked in two iconic shows, ‘Carry On’ and ‘EastEnders.’ If it all ended tomorrow – and it could – I’d just be terribly grateful. I’ve been fortunate enough to do what I love and get paid for it.
You define a good flight by negatives: you didn’t get hijacked, you didn’t crash, you didn’t throw up, you weren’t late, you weren’t nauseated by the food. So you are grateful.
I had my mom drive me to practice everywhere. I’m really grateful I had her.
I’m so grateful for where I am now, but I think I’m more grateful because it’s been so hard-won; I haven’t given up, and I’ve had plenty of reasons to give up.
I am amazed at the wonders of technology and am grateful for the ways in which we are able to use it to share the Gospel around the world.
I don’t think I’ll ever stop being grateful to my readers for everything they’ve done for me.
Sarah J. Maas
In sports, you play up to the level of your opponent, and I did some of my best work with Chevy, and I’m so grateful to have worked opposite him. He was a handful and a challenge, and he made me step up to the plate.
I’m so grateful to grab hold of something that wants to be a play. It doesn’t happen very often. I don’t have unwritten plays waiting for their turn.
This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.
Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston, I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.’
So I never spend a lot of time analyzing why people respond to my work. But I think that it’s just the joy, a passion for life, that I think has always been in my characters. Beyond that, I’m just grateful for it.
Michael J. Fox
I love opera so much. I would never go back to doing it, but I love to listen – I’m grateful for it.
I have times when I doubt what I’m doing. When those moments hit, I think about how grateful I am to be able to do what I do every day. It was harder when I started because I didn’t see the response, but now I’m out there playing for people and seeing them happy, which makes it all worthwhile.
Yeah, I miss the Grateful Dead. I miss that groove. I miss the brotherhood. Absolutely. There’s no doubt about it.
The Grateful Dead played for three hours on a given night, plus sound check.
Focus on the positives and be grateful.
I try to be upbeat. I read this book which tells you to write down everything that you’re grateful for each day. Now I’m constantly noticing all the little things that make me joyful.
I’m grateful that on a lot of casts I’ve gained friends for life. But it’s more of a rare thing than a normal thing. I have a small group of friends, and I just, uh, feel fulfilled by the people that are in my life.
Many of our prayers were not answered, and for this we are now grateful.
I had done a bunch of stuff before I even went to Disney. I’m so grateful for what Disney gave me and the experiences that I got, but at the end of the day, I can do so much more than what I did on that channel and in those movies.
I’ve always been very grateful that enough people have enjoyed reading what I’ve written that I’ve been able to pursue writing professionally.
In difficult times, it’s so hard to look around and to see what to be grateful for.
Sometimes a line enters your head, and you’re so grateful for it. You go online to check to see if anyone wrote it before you. You must have stolen it.
For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.
I’ve been dealing with the press for 45 years. You need a very long spoon to sup with them. While you are always grateful, they are like badly trained dogs. They smile and wag and bite your arm off.
Out of my discomforts, which were small enough, grew one thing for which I have all my life been grateful, the formation of fixed habits of work.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because the medium is so utterly different. But I’m very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece Theatre has undoubtedly brought me.
I thank God that I’m a product of my parents. That they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I’m grateful that I know where I come from.
It is hard to get in the habit of forcing yourself to find three things on a regular basis that you are grateful for.
I’m just always grateful when I meet fans.
I am grateful to have spent 25 years at the ‘International Herald Tribune’ – a newspaper where I had unstinting support in being able to express myself freely and honestly.
I say grace. I’m a big believer in grace. I happen to believe in a God that made all the food and so I’m pretty grateful for that and I thank him for that. But I’m also thankful for the people that put the food on the table.
Now we have reason to be grateful once again that Al Gore is not the man in the White House, and never will be.
Nothing thrills me more than to be good at something. It’s very rewarding, and I feel grateful and blessed, and I never take it for granted.
The Toddstock thing is the closest thing, I have to say, a Grateful Dead sort of thing where it all lapses over from the formality of a concert into more of a lifestyle thing.
I don’t want to become unhealthily attached to what I do. I’m grateful for what I do, but I also want to be able to be OK when I’m not doing it.
I never listened to the Grateful Dead as a teen; the only exposure I got was what came through the walls when my sister was listening to them.
J. K. Simmons
Sometimes I feel very bullish about it – this is the age that I am, this is the way that I look, there’s nothing I can do about it and I’m grateful that I’ve lived this long.
I have a special attachment to ‘Bitter Sweet’ and feel grateful because it introduced me to people in the film industry overseas and helped me experience Hollywood.
Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.
I suffer from an amazing amount of insecurities, and I’m grateful that my body image, it’s normally not something I pay attention to.
I am grateful to my father for sending me to school, and that we moved from Somalia to Kenya, where I learned English.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Exercise is about being grateful for the body you have and sustaining the life you have.
Nicole Ari Parker
I say ‘spectacle’ rather than ‘story’ because in the end, it isn’t the intricacies of narrative that draw us to horror films. When it’s there, I’m grateful for the director’s skill at telling an exquisitely nuanced tale filled with psychological insight, but it is the spectacles that I take home with me.
I’m incredibly grateful to be playing the villain in a world which, if I really thought to hard about what I was doing, I would get very nervous about the size and the magnitude of the importance and responsibility of being a villain in the world of ‘Batman.’
I’m really grateful to my parents for having the confidence in me to let me go. I was terrified I might have to slink back to the village with my tail between my legs, and treated every job as though it were my last – I still do – but fortunately, I got work and things seemed to slot into place.
My parents are wonderful people and they instilled in me an idealism for which I’m grateful.
Morals always sound like cliches, but usually cliches are based on things that are ultimate truths. Be grateful for what you have; appreciate what’s right there in front of you.
My confidence came from the way I grew up, and I’m grateful for it.
I was a smoker for years. Occasionally I slip and have a cigarette. Remarkably, my voice has held up. I’m grateful, obviously. But I don’t gargle with honey and ground-up bird eggs. I have no secrets.
Loudon Wainwright III
I’m very grateful for the way that I feel when I play. I feel very powerful, I feel fast, I feel unstoppable, and that’s because of my body.
Happiness is knowing and appreciating what you’ve got. I am very, very, very grateful for what, to me, is dead easy.
‘The Last Starfighter’ was the first movie I did in the U.S. It was an absolute joy to be a part of it. ‘Night of the Comet’ was a labor of love. Truly a collaborative effort. I am eternally grateful for the experiences.
Catherine Mary Stewart
At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list and say I’m grateful for friends, family, and good health. Then I get more superficial… like being thankful for my Louboutins.
Israel is grateful that America believes in us.
The stress and turmoil that my father had to go through at a young age to make sure that I didn’t have the same trials and tribulations, I couldn’t be more grateful.
O’Shea Jackson, Jr.
I am most grateful for having bad eyesight, which prevented me from becoming a commercial pilot and instead, led me to having the best job in the world – representing the people of California’s 47th Congressional District.
I was grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. The political violence really started in 1970-1971. The political difficulties start a little bit beyond that.
I almost sabotaged my career. ‘The Fast and the Furious’ didn’t let me, and I’m grateful now. That franchise gave me the opportunity.
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.
If you’re in any field, you should own a farm because one day you will be grateful that you are able to grow your own agricultural produce.
America’s men and women in uniform bravely defend our nation and our values. Their skill, dedication, and valor are the envy of the world. When their time in uniform is over, they are entitled to world-class health care, a benefit they’ve earned and that their country is grateful to provide for them.
Americans are grateful for the connection and convenience their phones provide, helping them search for a lower price, navigate a strange city, expand a customer base or track their health and finances, their family and friends.
I believe I’m a better writer now than I was when I started. I’m grateful that I had good guidance because you don’t make it in this business without good editors and a lot of support from your publishers.
Dear Lord, I’m so grateful I’m still loved.
Cage Warriors is a brilliant organisation. They’re doing great things for European MMA, and they’re giving the platform for guys like me who came through. They’re vital. I’m forever grateful for the opportunities I got.
Whenever you’re feeling grateful, you are not feeling frustrated and angry and all those negative states that we go into. And that’s a big benefit in and of itself.
There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.
I feel really humbled and really grateful to have the opportunities that I’ve had over the past couple of years to work with some amazing people. I think, at this point, I just want to put my head down and grind and do honest work.
I love acting, love it. It’s the greatest fun in the world. I’ve never had trouble feeling extremely grateful.
I don’t want to look back and be like, ‘You had it all, and you weren’t even present for it. You weren’t able to enjoy it.’ I want to be here, be now and be grateful.
I’ve never seen myself as a spokesperson. I’ve always seen myself as a worker and am very grateful for the trust that my own people have given me over the years.
I’ve always enjoyed singing and can’t recall a time in my life where I wasn’t singing. I’m most grateful for the strength I have in that department. I have a lot of bad habits on the guitar which limits my playing ability. But I get a little better each year.
I’m into crystals and good energy and harnessing more. It’s just like prayer. It helps you be grateful, think about good things, and keep that positive energy around you.
I’m so grateful that God has allowed His heart for people to translate through music, to impact the lives of so many, just like a loving Father would.
I’m very grateful and fully aware that 90 percent of actors are not working. Going from public school teacher to a show like ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, I love what I do.
I always have been grateful for the opportunity being in this country and to develop my game and go to college.
I always rewrite each day up to the point where I stopped. When it is all finished, naturally you go over it. You get another chance to correct and rewrite when someone else types it, and you see it clean in type. The last chance is in the proofs. You’re grateful for these different chances.
I didn’t have any fixed goals when I joined the film industry. I don’t particularly feel ‘successful,’ but I am grateful that my career is going well.
Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
People are less grateful than they used to be.
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.
I’m so grateful to Spotify for the enormous support to the reggaeton movement.
I was always very grateful I was never hot. In the entire length of my career, I haven’t been the most adored.
I always hated the Grateful Dead. Never even bought a Led Zeppelin album.
You forget that you do choose your life and there are so many things to be grateful for and I feel like society has gotten to that point where we’re always looking for the next and the better and we lose sight of what’s actually in front of us.
When you run for president of the United States, everybody does the same thing in the campaign-they talk about veterans, how much they admire them, how grateful they are.
When I was 18, I took it for granted and was eager to move on to the bigger cities like Boston and then New York. But I’ve been to enough places to have gained a greater appreciation for the beauty and rich culture of all of Rhode Island. I am grateful for all that it offered during my childhood.
I’m grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places; people in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to.
People really feel the need to share how the series has touched their lives, and that’s been very moving. We’re enormously grateful to the fans of the show. They’ve been extremely loyal to us season after season, and they make it all worthwhile.
I’m super grateful to be an employed actor.
I’m no good with words but I’ll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am.
When you’re in a soap, it’s fantastic, and I’m really grateful for the fans who watch you and support you. For me, it was the best experience because I was able to act every day and work with so many different directors and get some great storylines and learn on-screen.
I’m so grateful to everyone who has bought a copy of ‘Girl Online.’ I love that so many of my viewers are enjoying the book!
Designers and photographers still want to work with me and I’m grateful for that. I don’t know how long I’ll carry on – as long as they’ll have me.
I’m just gonna be real grateful to be on any freaking movie set for the rest of my life.
I’m really grateful for the opportunity I had on ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ just because it was very different than anything I’d done onscreen.
I always tell people I’m grateful for my cancer diagnosis because it was the greatest gift because it completely changed my life. I was able to stop and let my whole life and world just crash over me like a wave. And I stood there and went, ‘Wow.’ And for the first time, I stopped everything. I had to.
I am blessed to have made my career as an actor for a decade now and I’m grateful for that. It could arguably have gone better in ways and it certainly could have gone worse, but you have to keep fueling the fire.
Jason Butler Harner
In my career, I’m very grateful for the opportunities.
Mr. Speaker, as a grateful recovering alcoholic of 24 years myself, I am living proof that treatment does work and that recovery is real.
I have a relationship with New Line, so I’m grateful to them for taking a punt on me – both for ‘We’re The Millers’ and ‘It’.
I feel that the industry can be sliced into two categories – grateful actors and non-grateful actors. I’m always so appreciative that this has happened for me – and against all odds – as a middle child from Canada. I’m very grateful.
In retrospect, I’m grateful for the break-up of my marriage because it forced me to deal with all the buried issues I probably wouldn’t have otherwise faced. I’m a better, kinder, happier person today because of the spiritual and emotional growth I’ve experienced.
When you’re adopted, no matter what, you’ve got issues with unconditional love. And you find out you’re the product of the worst situation for a young girl to be in and start her life, and I’m so grateful that my birth mom made the decision she made. She came from a rough situation.
However vile the abuse they receive, media people must remember this is part of the price of getting a public voice. Stay grateful. Don’t kick down, kick up. Criticise power rather than proles.
New Yorkers were grateful when Donald J. Trump finished ahead of schedule and under budget in renovating the Wollman Memorial Rink, where the city had spent six years and $12 million trying to produce ice.
After four seasons of co-hosting ‘Wipeout,’ I have been given the opportunity to pursue new directions in my acting career, which I am very passionate about. I am extremely grateful to all those at ‘Wipeout,’ Endemol and ABC, who have been so supportive of me through these years.
Before I begin talking about the threats we face, the vulnerabilities that we have, and frankly the courage of the men and women in uniform that stand in harm’s way on behalf of a very grateful Nation, let me first honor the sacrifices of September 11.
I feel really grateful to the people who encouraged me and helped me develop. Nobody can succeed on their own.
I think that anytime that you can open your eyes and see all that you have and all that you’ve been blessed with, it’s the greatest way to connect you with God, just being grateful rather than always wanting more, wanting to be different, wanting to be better.
I am grateful to Penske Racing for six very productive years. Together we won a lot of races – 16 in all. I’m proud that we won on a variety of tracks.
Careers are funny things. They begin mysteriously and, just as mysteriously, they can end; and I am at just the very beginning of what I hope will be a long and satisfying life in the theater. But, whatever happens, I am grateful to have had my novice work received so well, and so quickly.
I loved the city of Chicago, and I love the Reinsdorfs. I’m forever grateful for them in taking a chance on me, allowing me to become the player that I am today. It’s still incredible to me that I got to hoop in a Bulls jersey.
Contemplate the good things in your life and be grateful for them.
I love all of my colleagues here at The Federalist, but everyone knows that David Harsanyi is my favorite. I will be forever grateful for the guidance and support he gave me when we started this enterprise. He is a rock. His work is consistent, productive, done to a high standard. He is supportive of his colleagues.
I feel so very grateful to have the voice God gave me. It takes a lot of rest and training to sing, and I was lucky that I found a great teacher when I first moved to New York.
I would be a horrible lip-syncher. I would only ever sing live – that’s why people come and see the show. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to sing and dance at the same time, which is why I’m grateful to be able to do both.
It’s an honor to live in and serve the great City of Los Angeles. I’m also immensely grateful for the support I’ve received from Ireland.
I’m grateful for every stupid mistake and dumb joke I tried to make.
Grey cloth coaxes the lime trees of friends shadowing berries dropped by the grateful earth.
Tonight I am going to take a party to the headquarters of the fire department, where I have a cinch on the captain, a very nice fellow, who is unusually grateful for something I wrote about him and his men. They are going to do the Still Alarm act for me.
Richard Harding Davis
For all its deranging effects, I am always grateful to Twitter for the interesting ideas it surfaces.
Growing up, there wasn’t much emphasis on being nice or naughty. As a family, there wasn’t much discipline. It was more relaxed at home, which I’m grateful for.
I am deeply grateful for the concern of all those who constantly prayed for my happiness.
I am grateful for the willingness of both Jurgen Klinsmann and Everton manager Roberto Martinez to afford me the opportunity to spend time with my kids.
I am just grateful I have a British passport and a country here.
I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough, I have a reputation of also being the girl next door, kind of sweet but I have standards and my thing is, it’s me on that screen and I don’t have control over everything in this and I’m grateful and thankful.
The skills you acquire can always be effectively redeployed. You will look back on setbacks and be grateful for the catalyst that came not a moment too soon.
I guess I would be most grateful for my family and my friends and my dogs, my boyfriend. I’m grateful for a lot. I’m grateful to be healthy.
As a former refugee myself, I am very grateful for the help my family received and the opportunities this opened up for me and where it has brought me.
I’ll tell you what I’m grateful for, and that’s the clarity of understanding that the most important things in life are health, family and friends, and the time to spend on them.
Although it was hard to be traded, I have no hard feelings. I’m grateful to Dan Gilbert and the Cavs organization for 12 amazing years. I know I’m very fortunate. I’m leaving one great team and joining another. I can’t wait to put on my new Warrior jersey.
I wanted to open the dialogue about race in ballet and bring more people in. It’s just beautiful to see the interest that has exploded for such an incredible art form that I will forever be grateful to!
I’m just very grateful that the media has been so kind to me, because there’s nothing unusual about me. I’m just a mum and a granny who is teaching cookery on TV. Basically, I’m very ordinary.
When we would go to all these different regions on tour, having people sing our songs in Korean is amazing. All these different parts of the world are giving us love, and we’re very grateful for that.
There’s something so zen-like and grateful of just ripping a hot wing apart and getting it all over your face, and everyone’s happy. I love that atmosphere.
Well, I’m not a critic, I’m just a worker. So, I’m always grateful for anything the critics say – good or bad.
Writing is never, ever easy but I wake up every morning grateful for the gift of being able to do this.
Guy Gavriel Kay
Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Sonic Youth, for better or worse, is/was a machine that carried me along through pregnancy, motherhood, and creative opportunities I never would have achieved on my own. I’m grateful and surprised that we were listened to, loved, ignored, and overrated.
I believe in professionalism, but playing is not like a job. You have to be grateful to have the opportunity to play.
I’m extremely grateful to all the first responders, veterans and their families for all their sacrifices.
I’m quite grateful to the BBC. They helped me back onto the touring circuit.
It’s really fun at night, because I can see the baby kicking. I can feel the knee or the foot. The baby is starting to get heavy, and it’s a really incredible feeling. I’m so grateful I get to experience this.
When I sit down and play guitar, I melt into the instrument. I can play for hours by myself. Playing guitar has given me such a wonderful life, and I’m grateful for it.
In a way, I’m kind of a bystander looking at this phenomenon that is ABBA, which is still around, and that I thought would be finished in 1981 and forgotten. I’m amazed how this could happen, and I don’t know why it happened. I’m just grateful and humble. I just sit back and enjoy.
At a family’s most difficult time, I want to make sure at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts: the ability to grieve their loss privately and the knowledge that their country is grateful for their loved one’s sacrifice and service.
Don’t let anything sneak past you. Don’t say, ‘Well, oh, I’ll take a picture and put it in my photograph album.’ I notice it now. I love it now. And I am grateful for it now.
When a film does well, everyone is usually happy and grateful, but for me, the impression the film leaves upon my mind is created during the process of filming; my memories are not a reflection of critics’ reviews and box office figures.
When you don’t understand the fashion world you’re just grateful you get to wear good clothes.
Americans are grateful for the connection and convenience their phones provide, helping them search for a lower price, navigate a strange city, expand a customer base or track their health and finances, their family and friends.
I am grateful to President George W. Bush for PEPFAR, which is saving the lives of millions of people in poor countries and to both Presidents Bush for the work we’ve done together after the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake.
William J. Clinton
Being elected to Congress, though I am very grateful to our friends for having done it, has not pleased me as much as I expected.
I’m so grateful for the marriages that I have had. I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t had those.
I’m immensely grateful for the precious gift my mother has given me. She is my hero today and every day.
Life changes so quickly. feeling grateful to be around such wonderful people to strengthen and grow with.
I feel I am lucky. I am grateful for this life that God has given me. I am happy, as I am getting to do work that I want to do and enjoy doing it.
I know I can’t plan in this business, but I’m going to keep going as long as I keep getting close… So far, I feel lucky and infinitely grateful for the successes that I’ve had. I’m just going to keep working hard, and whatever happens, happens.
I will sit in the car on the way to a meeting and just smile. I really mean that. It helps you get through life. If you have nothing to say, smile. Look up at the sky and smile. Just be grateful.
Andre Leon Talley
The momentum of my creative life and intellectual growth is still the momentum of breaking out of fundamentalism. Because of that, I’m very grateful for it. But I’m also grateful that at the center of it was something that I still believe to be true – those fundamentals of faith.
I’m immensely fortunate to have been involved in the ‘Star Trek’ universe. It has been a lot of fun, and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been part of something so important to so many people.
I feel grateful that the person I end up working with a lot is Paul Rudd. He’s a prince among men, and so talented, and generous, and effortless.
I wish the Peace Corps and its volunteers continued success and perseverance. We are grateful for their contributions to society and dedication to providing assistance where it is needed. May the Peace Corps continue its legacy of service, both at home and abroad.
I appreciate cooperation with Turkey on many issues. We are grateful for the support we receive for E.U. and NATO integration for Montenegro.
I’ve never tried to find my real parents. I’m very grateful to my mum and dad for adopting me – they’re completely incredible people. It was my dad who encouraged me to question everything, to forge my own path, to think, to read. I always felt it was my right to question everything.
I’m very grateful, but at the same time, I’m glad all this happened when I’m 36 instead of 26 because I – I’m just such a homebody, and I just want to write songs and make the best record that I can.
Ever since I found out I got the part on ‘Gilmore Girls,’ my life has been changing in so many ways. It seems as though all we get is good news. I’m just so grateful to be a part of it. It’s a wholesome show with an edge. I have no idea how we pull it off.
I really am profoundly grateful just in general in my life. I’ve had an embarrassing amount of good fortune.
Fans are so grateful when you go places they don’t expect you to go.
Most men remember obligations, but are not often likely to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.
William Gilmore Simms
I’m grateful to HBO for telling my story, and I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support.
I am divorced, and one of the things I am tremendously grateful for is that my ex-husband and I made a decision to go through mediation. I knew a trial would drag on for years, would cost me everything, but worse, would be devastating for our four small children.
I’ve always acknowledged my debt to Hammer. I’ve always said I’m very grateful to them. They gave me this great opportunity, made me a well known face all over the world for which I am profoundly grateful.
Taking time to contemplate what you’re grateful for isn’t merely the ‘right’ thing to do. It also improves your mood because it reduces the stress hormone cortisol by 23%.
I want to extend my gratitude and thankfulness to all those who care and love my family and myself, and our situation, especially the American people who show their care about the quality of justice as a universal value and I’m very grateful to all of you.
I’ve gotten an opportunity to work with a lot of the people I’ve looked up to over the years, and I feel pretty grateful for it.
I am grateful for the lessons I learned from my parents’ sacrifices. They often had trouble making ends meet, so we moved for them to find work. I remember my mom would sometimes take on second jobs, like ironing, just so we could buy groceries.
Bruce’s band is so different from the Grateful Dead; there’s no lead guitar player, for one thing.
I have the most beautiful daughter in the world and I’m grateful for her.
I know of no scholar more dedicated to bringing a thorough and accurate portrayal of America’s involvement in Vietnam than Mark Moyar. Everyone who is interested in a full picture of that oft-misunderstood war should be grateful for his effort.
I have pretty thick eyebrows, so I’m really grateful to Brooke Shields, the first time around, and now Cara Delevingne for making that such a thing. For those of us who were born that way, it’s kind of nice.
Because of all the various people who’ve come in and out and brought along ideas, I’ve been on a learning curve throughout all these years. Of course, everyone that’s been involved has influenced me as well. And I’m grateful for that.
I’m grateful for doing those drugs, because they kept me from getting laid and I would have gotten AIDS.
I still have a steady stream of book cover work. I’m grateful for it. Viva le book!
I used to do crazy things that people would bail me out of, and I’m just grateful that I survived. But the music got very lost; I didn’t know where I was going, and I didn’t really care. I was more into just having a good time, and I think it showed.
If we chew every morsel of our food, in that way we become grateful, and when you are grateful, you are happy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
I do feel grateful, and I love what I’m doing, and I’m happy, and I’m living in the moment, but I also have my eye on the long game and the big prize, and that is just to make this a life-long career. To make a big enough impact on everybody to stick around for a long time.
I am truly grateful to my father to help me understand how important it is to dream.
I have a degree in European history, which didn’t necessarily have any direct impact on my career, but I’m grateful I studied something other than acting in college.
Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation. We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11, and we are grateful. We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart.
I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands.
You can recognize women who are grateful to be a daughter of God by their outward appearance. These women understand their stewardship over their bodies and treat them with dignity.
Margaret D. Nadauld
I shall always be grateful for this curious love of history, allowing me to spend a lifetime looking back into the past, allowing me to learn from these large figures about the struggle for meaning for life.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Tennis has given me this wonderful life and I’m very grateful for it.
Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds. And don’t hate nobody.
One of the best things – and something I’m grateful for every time I walk onto a film set – is my six and a half years on Dawson’s Creek and the experience it afforded me in how to get comfortable with the camera.
I was adopted by two amazing people: a Salvadoran mother and a white father who were incredibly supportive of me and my work. I am eternally grateful for them.
Honestly, I feel really grateful for everything.
My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.
My life has been a blessing. I’m grateful for everything I do have and the places I’m going and the things I’ve seen.
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.
Henry David Thoreau
I’ll always be grateful for ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.’ It brought me many, many, readers.
Before we took down the tree each year, Dad would always say a prayer that we would be together the next Christmas. I cling to that prayer, which serves as a reminder that it’s important to be grateful in the present for the people you love because, well, you never know.
I am grateful for all the moments that I have, and I’m moving forward one step at a time to the future.
When people think it’s successful, I’m grateful. When they don’t – OK, I’ll try again.
Yoga always helps me slow down, be present, and be grateful for my health and well-being.
I will always be grateful to the coaches and staff of Cricket South Africa for their support through all these years.
AB de Villiers
I’m grateful for my brokenness. I’m grateful for my humility.
Suffering is a kind of ecstasy in a way. Having pain all the time makes me terribly, terribly grateful for every moment I’ve got.
I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter. It’s a big, big scene, but they have to deliver. And they have high expectations.
I’m very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
However dark, however demanding the realities of existence are, artists provide the lift, the light, the ways to make it through. They help us find the joys and delights, the hopes we need for our days and hours. I am grateful for their gifts.
I’m very grateful I went to school to study law, particularly tax law, which really is interesting to me and very useful to me now with my position. Music, however, will always be my number one passion; I like how it connects everyone.
Armin van Buuren
Embracing my origin has made me the confident and grateful person I am.
My journey in Bollywood has been quite filmy, as it includes sleeping on railway platforms to teaching dance for a living. The journey has taught me a lot, and I am very grateful that all that happened with me. It helped me in becoming a more stronger man.
I actually am grateful for Freddy Krueger, because the big surprise to me – with that sort of double punch of science fiction TV series and then the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ phenomenon – was that I got an international celebrity out of it.
I’m very grateful to my adoptive family. My mother sorted my life out.
My mother was a tremendous influence – and still is – on my brothers and me in terms of the work ethic and values and making sure that we never forget where we’ve come from and are grateful for what we’ve got.
You know, I’m just grateful to be in this business and to be able to stay in it.
I feel grateful to be this size; after all, if I weren’t small and had not achieved these world records, I might never have been able to visit Japan and Europe and many other wonderful countries.
I have amazing people around me. I couldn’t be in a better place. I’m grateful for my life and where I’m at. I never thought I could be in the position that I’m in.
I’m grateful to the LGBTQ community for giving me the courage to write music about who I am and not just about my sexual orientation.
I’m learning how to live in the present and be grateful for what’s working rather than look for the ‘what’s not working’ piece.
My musical influence is really from my father. He was a DJ in college. My parents met at New York University. So he listened to, you know, Motown, and he listened to Bob Dylan. He listened to Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones, but he also listened to reggae music. And he collected vinyl.
It’s wonderful to be grateful. To have that gratitude well out from deep within you and pour out in waves. Once you truly experience this, you will never want to give it up.
I have to be grateful to our society here in China, grateful to the economic reforms for letting me get rich, and grateful for the efforts of my staff. If there had been no reforms, I would have been a farmer.
I have achieved a lot and I’m grateful for that – I’m just a bit greedy because I want to add the Olympics. It’s once every four years – everyone wants it and very few people get it.
I won’t say I wouldn’t be grateful and happy and delighted and thrilled to bits to receive a nomination. But I wouldn’t be suicidal if it didn’t happen.
I think I was so grateful, in the years after Sleater-Kinney broke up or went on hiatus or whatever you want to call it, to find ‘Portlandia’ and co-create ‘Portlandia’ with Fred Armisen, which allows for levity, allows for the same kind of kinetic energy, but channeled through absurdity and surrealism.
Ah! How often when I have been abroad on the mountains has my heart risen in grateful praise to God that it was not my destiny to waste and pine among those noisome congregations of the city.
John James Audubon
I felt very unstressed on my wedding day. I’m very grateful for that… spending the day on my own, being super quiet and happy and just puttering around doing my own thing.
If you focus your thoughts on what you do have and not what you don’t have you will always be grateful.
Ernie Johnson Jr.
I’m not good at being lionized, and when I’m in ‘Grateful Dead’-type situations, that happens.
‘Newhart’ ran the longest, and it was great to have a regular role, but I run into a lot of film fans, and they ask me about ‘Blade Runner.’ I was grateful to be a part of that.
Occasionally it’s been a long and bumpy road – one I’m still travelling – but I’ve always felt like my home town has been solidly behind me and I’m both grateful and proud.
I’m just grateful I get to play football every single day of my life. So I’m never really in a bad mood.
I think success happens when it’s supposed to and when you can appreciate it. I am grateful that it didn’t happen for me at 22 or 23. I would’ve been foolish enough to think that we’re all entitled to it, instead of it being the divine blessing that it is.
Cue actor platitude, but I’ve been very fortunate and worked pretty consistently and have felt rather annoyingly grateful that I got to do what I got to do.
I will forever be grateful to my oncologist for opening the door and saying, ‘Damn it, the tumor’s 10 percent bigger,’ before he even said hello.
I always said I was very grateful for Chelsea. I spent an amazing time of my career there, we won a lot of trophies, and I think I became a better player. I have great friends in the club, and I always wish the best for them.
I feel really grateful that I am in comedy, and I love doing it.
I’m so grateful for everything that’s happened. I love my work. People have such hurdles – I just wanted to perform, and I wanted my parents to be proud, and they were proud.
I grew up listening to hipster jazz and classical records… we went and watched ballet and orchestras – lots of cool stuff. Which I’m really grateful for – it’s pretty nice being introduced to that when you’re little.
If your goal is to be the biggest movie star in the world, a 10-movie contract is gold. It was never my goal. Up until now, I made movies – and I have a nice house, a nice car. I’m fortunate, happy and grateful. Life is good.
I think I went to 67 ‘Grateful Dead’ shows. I’m the only ‘Deadhead’ who doesn’t know the precise number, and it’s totally humiliating.
I decided a long time ago to be unfiltered and wholly myself in these areas of social media. I’ve been very happy with the results of this decision. I feel that I get lots of interaction and loyal support. So I’m grateful for my Twitter and Facebook followers every day.
I’m lucky I have good metabolism and I’m very grateful for that.
I’m grateful for any opportunity to act.
‘Modern Family’ has definitely opened up a lot of doors and I will always be grateful.
I’m such an emotional performer, and my head is always like a rollercoaster, so if I’m in a good place and feeling grateful, that’s when I notice that my shows come across as a lot more positive.
I am grateful that my horizons were not narrowed at the outset.
For me, there are no answers, only questions, and I am grateful that the questions go on and on. I don’t look for an answer because I don’t think there is one. I’m very glad to be the bearer of a question.
P. L. Travers
I’m so grateful that anyone has connected with my songs, let alone millions of people.
The Jewish people asked nothing of its sons except not to be denied. The world is grateful to every great man when he brings it something; only the paternal home thanks the son who brings nothing but himself.
It may seem strange, but the most grateful I’ve ever felt was when I was held up at gunpoint. After I handed over my wallet and the mugger ran off into the woods, I thought, ‘Thank you for not shooting me.’ I was overwhelmingly glad to be alive and unharmed.
I am very grateful for the dedicated work and intellectual contributions of generations of talented postdocs, students and research assistants without whom none of the work from my laboratory would have been possible.
I’m very grateful for the way things have panned out. If I hadn’t had a struggle at the start, I wouldn’t be able to appreciate every single day in this job. Whether you love or hate a job, you can’t waste the chance to do something with it.
Though Nathalie Dupree did not remember much about my presence in her class, it marked me forever. I remain her enthusiast, her evangelist, her acolyte, and her grateful student. She taught me that cooking and storytelling make the most delightful coconspirators.
I feel that the industry can be sliced into two categories – grateful actors and non-grateful actors.
I’ve been working a long time; it was a slow burn. But I’m grateful it’s been like that.