We have collected the best Trivial Quotes by famous authors including Pete Wentz, Brad Feld, Badshah, Sheena Iyengar, Howard Nemerov and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I think it’s important to look at the world as a bigger place than just the bubble that we live in. It’s so easy to get caught up in things of a trivial nature.
I have shifted my mindset in terms of how companies should… focus on building amazing products. If you have amazing products, the marketing of those products is trivial.
In India we are creating mainstream hip hop music, than what real rap music is. The lyrics aren’t that personal, since most of the music is catering to Bollywood. It’s just trivial. It’s a fashion here.
Choice is more than picking ‘x’ over ‘y.’ It is a responsibility to separate the meaningful and the uplifting from the trivial and the disheartening. It is the only tool we have that enables us to go from who we are today to who we want to be tomorrow.
I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound; but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks.
Always write your ideas down however silly or trivial they might seem. Keep a notebook with you at all times.
Cultivate the habit of zest. Purposefully seek out the beauty in the seemingly trivial. Especially in the trivial. The colors and shapes of the foods you eat. The shadows a vase makes on your table. The interesting faces of the people on the bus with you.
Theft annoys me more than anything else. The purloining of effects from another magician. Some people think it’s massive to steal the secrets of nuclear reactors, but to steal a card move is trivial. They’re wrong.
John Rogers has an encyclopedic mind. Having John as our showrunner is the gift that keeps on giving. He knows more trivial information than anyone I’ve ever met in my entire life.
I write books to open people’s minds, to present new perspectives, to make people realize that what they think is obvious is not so obvious, that you can look at a trivial situation from a different angle and suddenly reveal other meanings and levels.
Oh man. If I had magic powers… I would hope that I would use them for good. I think I would. But I would do something pretty trivial like making traffic disappear.
Some of the most important determinants of life paths arise through the most trivial of circumstances.
Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
George Jean Nathan
While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.
I don’t think too seriously about anything, neither does my husband and my son. When we are home, we are constantly laughing over some trivial matters.
Play Trivial Pursuit with me, and you’ll be astonished. I can remember every outfit I wore to every party going back to 1983.
James St. James
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
It’s certainly possible to write fiction that isn’t trivial and isn’t what people would call political, but it is very hard to figure out how, because our ordinary lives have such a strong tincture now of the whole world.
How do you convince somebody to host a stranger for the weekend? That’s not a trivial thing. It’s not something I think you can throw technology at, marketing at, or sales at. We threw design at it because that’s all we knew, and in doing so, I feel like we brought a human touch to it, which is so needed.
The things we obsess about today, in 40 years seem trivial.
Light, trivial comedy does not appeal – it is not something I go to see.
Richard C. Armitage
Occasionally, I would focus on a particular school project and become obsessed with, what seemed to my mother, to be trivial details instead of apportioning the time I spent on school work in a more efficient way.
When you’re 50 you start thinking about things you haven’t thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity – but actually it’s about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.
When you have cancer, you can define the trivial from the important very quickly.
Obama’s people will all often complain about how trivial and silly the media is, but there’s no president who’s probably benefited from this sort of trivialness or superficial nature as President Obama.
In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find – and I hear from other people that they agree – that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness.
The people I coach are very successful people, so it’s very hard for winners to not constantly win. Even if it’s trivial and not worth it, we still want to win – because we love winning. It’s a very deep habit.
The stunning thing about the world as it is, is that we have a tremendously large problem in it: namely, one-third of all human deaths, 80-million every year from poverty-related causes, trivial diseases and so on, and stunningly, nobody is really paying attention to it.
The hunting of monsters is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those who feel bound by such trivial doctrines as law or national borders.
In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
If we want to jack up the tax rates on the really rich, the amounts of money that would bring in are trivial compared to jacking up rates on the middle class.
No sociologist should think himself too good, even in his old age, to make tens of thousands of quite trivial computations in his head and perhaps for months at a time.
The evils that arise to us from the structure of the material universe are neither trivial nor few, yet the history of political society sufficiently shows that man is, of all other beings, the most formidable enemy to man.
Why should someone have to retrain themselves to use a new application that does the same basic thing as the old application, just because something as trivial as the operating system changed out from under them?
Take the complications, rules, shoulds, musts, have tos, and so on out of your life. By uncomplicating your life and removing the trivial pursuits that occupy so much of it, you open a channel for the genius within you to emerge.
Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
Of course it’s trivial, but then most things are.
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today – but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.
I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you’re sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me – so am I.
Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.
In most organizations, change comes in only two flavors: trivial and traumatic. Review the history of the average organization and you’ll discover long periods of incremental fiddling punctuated by occasional bouts of frantic, crisis-driven change.
Human beings are social creatures. We are social not just in the trivial sense that we like company, and not just in the obvious sense that we each depend on others. We are social in a more elemental way: simply to exist as a normal human being requires interaction with other people.
I want politicians to be held to account for their politics and their principles, or lack of them, but I find it irritating that we have a culture where people are more interested in trivial gossip than substantive matters.
I want to do just minor, trivial stuff, things that I can do without worrying about the eyes of others.
Everywhere you turn, there are lists and statistics. Any business, any sport, any hobby – we will try to categorize who is the best at some component of that endeavor. It’s part human nature and part technology, since we have been conditioned to have access to answers and trivial problems at our fingertips.
Words are not trivial. They matter because they raise consciousness.
Giving parties is a trivial avocation, but it pays the dues for my union card in humanity.
When you are in deep conflict about something, sometimes the most trivial thing can tip the scales.
Torture is such a slippery slope; as soon as you allow a society or any legal system to do that, almost instantly you get a situation where people are being tortured for very trivial reasons.
Everything important always begins from something trivial.
I don’t want to be a Trivial Pursuit question.
In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
Sports are trivial compared to matters of war and peace, but some parallels apply.
I never represented glam. That’s the thing, you’ll never see me in the front row of a fashion show. I’m uninterested in it. I find it trivial and banal and boring.
Jamie Lee Curtis
We all might ask ourselves why we tune in to these more trivial matters and tune out when it comes to Darfur.
It’s getting too late in my life to care about the small things. It’s getting too late to not be brave, to not live my life fully, to not try to be an artist. Trivial things like how nice your hotel room is, or if you have to be naked for a while, they fade away.
A lot of what is publicized now is really pretty trivial stuff – you know, what I eat for breakfast, where I have my pedicures, questions that I just cannot for the life of me understand why someone would want to know that.
It is probably safe to say that all the changes of factual knowledge which have led to the relativity theory, resulting in a very great theoretical development, are completely trivial from any point of view except their relevance to the structure of a theoretical system.
The thought that we’re in competition with Russians or with Chinese is all a mistake, and trivial. We are one species, with a world to win.
Few bands in hard rock history have been so adept at balancing the awesome and trivial as Van Halen in their prime.
What we now call the browser is whatever defines the web. What fits in the browser is the World Wide Web and a number of trivial standards to handle that so that the content comes.
Twenty years from now if there is some obscure Trivial Pursuit question, I am confident I will be the answer.
Taxes are not trivial – they’re a huge portion of this overall economy. And that’s why I focused on them.
By now, you’ve heard endless warnings about the risk of short, trivial passwords. There’s a good chance you ignore them.
In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led some Chinese students in Cornell University to take up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
A poor self-image is the magnifying glass that can transform a trivial mistake or an imperfection into an overwhelming symbol of personal defeat.
David D. Burns
If you know your destination, choosing a route – while not trivial – is manageable.
If you’re doing creative work, that work should never feel trivial – even if what you’re doing is for hire or lightly intended. Even the mundane doesn’t have to be trivial.
A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
Historically, baseball has used the 60-yard dash to measure speed. In the most trivial way, this makes sense. This measurement, however, doesn’t tell us much about baseball speed.
Red Carpet Enterprise has been really well received since one guy can install it in about an hour, and it makes it trivial to deal with software management issues like deploying updates and creating standard package sets for your various machines.
I didn’t want to do some trivial, lame, trite, sweetie-pie, ‘How thin can I be?’ role.
When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
The most important in the history of nations and individuals was once the most trivial, and vice versa. The plebeian, who is called today the ‘man in the street,’ can never see and understand the significance of the hidden seed of things, which in time must develop or die.
The Elephantine papyri – written as some of the books of the Bible are being written – is true social and legal documentation, and to historians overwhelmingly powerful and moving, even when ostensibly about trivial things.
Humour and high seriousness… Perfect bedfellows, I think. Though I usually phrase it in terms of comedy and darkness. Comedy without darkness rapidly becomes trivial. And darkness without comedy rapidly becomes unbearable.
There are not the same factual shows anymore – children’s TV has become much more trivial.
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.
Why is it that I can remember so easily the lyrics to the opening theme song of ‘Gilligan’s Island?’ Why do I remember these trivial things, and I can’t remember the names of important collaborators?
When I tell children that they are far too dependent on their gizmos, they do not deny it. But they really don’t care. This is their real life – texting about trivial things; listening to numbing music on their private headphones. The machines block everything out – you create your own little trivial world.
Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.
People are not impressed by watching interviewees cry. People recognize chat shows with personalities as the trivial things that they are. They’re not designed to be deep. Quite frankly, people in show business don’t stand up to in-depth scrutiny.
A television chat show is light entertainment, so it is trivial by its very nature. It is hardly the place to get people to reveal their innermost thoughts. Then it becomes sensationalism, and you lower yourself to the level of the popular newspapers.
Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
C. S. Forester
I used to be something of an obsessive when it came to research. When I first began writing the Thorne novels, I would drive to a set of traffic lights in the early hours of the morning to make sure you could turn left. I thought it was important to get even the most trivial details right.
I love ‘Anna Karenina.’ It’s in the top five books on my list. Tolstoy is unsurpassed in combining the grand with the trivial, that is, the small details which make up life.
I’ve struggled with that over the years: Is fashion relevant? Is it frivolous? Is it trivial? Because I give so much of my essence to it, as do everybody I work with.
To inspire a singularity of focus, a challenge must be important to you and it must be something you feel you should do now in this moment. If it’s trivial or not time-bound, you won’t engage. So in selecting your next challenge in life, choose one that is meaningful and will demand your complete concentration.
One of the things that happens in my house on the holidays is after dessert, we sit down to a very ambitious men-versus-women game of Trivial Pursuit. It’s brutal. And there’s a trophy.
On a day-to-day level, I love watching my kids accomplish the little things that seem trivial but are really milestones: seeing my son hit a baseball or watching my daughter draw something that actually looks like what she says she’s drawing. Or hearing them say ‘I love you.’
If we are surrounded by the trivial and the vicious, it is all too easy to make our peace with it.
Until I read Anne Frank’s diary, I had found books a literal escape from what could be the harsh reality around me. After I read the diary, I had a fresh way of viewing the both literature and the world. From then on, I found I was impatient with books that were not honest or that were trivial and frivolous.
I know this is rather trivial – I will not be very deep about this – but it’s great when you call the hottest restaurant in town and ask for a table for five at 8:00 P.M., and they say, ‘Okay,’ instead of, ‘You have to wait two months.’