Below you will discover our collection of inspiring, intelligent, and amusing old it is what it is quotes, sayings, and proverbs. Read and enjoy!

It Is What It Is Quotes

“All my friends seem to be smart arses. Don`t ask me why. Like many things, it is what it is.”

Markus Zusak

 “At my age, turning gray is kind of a blessing, where it softens all of the other horrible things it does to you, but it is what it is.”

Tom Selleck

“Beauty is not the cause of something, it is what it is.”

Emily Dickinson

“He knew what`s what, and that`s as high / As metaphysics wit can fly.”

Samuel Butler

 “I regret that I wasn`t more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is.”

Ted Turner

“I`m just not into trying to convince people like me. I always say to myself, `It is what it is.` I walk into a situation knowing that people are either going to love me or they`re not, and that`s OK. I`m just going to be me. You can`t be everything to everyone.”

NeNe Leakes

“I`m not sure what the future holds but I do know that I`m going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said `Nic, it is what it is, it`s not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.”

Nicole Kidman

“It is what it is because you let it be so.”

Suzy Kassem

“It is what it is, and it ain`t nothin` else… Everything is clearly, openly, plainly delivered.”

Dan Flavin

“It is what it is, it is what you make it.”

James Durbin

“It is what it is. Either walk on, or accept.”

Deborah Lawrenson

 “It is what it is. I can`t change what`s happened to me.”

Giles Duley

“It is what it is. You are what you it. There are no mistakes.”

Tom Robbins

“It`s not necessarily what a family is typically supposed to look like. But it is what it is. It`s about a connection and bond that everyone can identify with.”

Queen Latifah

“Life is as it is, we take it to be hard or easy. It`s all about our perception, attitude and level of gratitude.”

Geraldine Vermaak

Man is what he is, a wild animal with the will to survive, and so far the ability, against all competition. ”

Robert A. Heinlein

“Man`s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The  most important product of his effort is his own personality.”

Erich Fromm 

“Music is a beautiful thing to listen to. It is not a thing to preach to others about, it`s not a cause. It is what it is-and that`s a beautiful artform.”

Synyster Gates

“No matter what I do now, there are certain doors I have already closed, certain opportunities I`ll never get back. There`s nothing to be done, I guess. It is what it is.”

Blake Nelson

“Nowadays, when females get into relationships it is as if they`re telling guy: Hey, I hope these next few months will be worth you breaking my heart in the end.”

Dominic Amali

“Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it is awfully hard to get it back in.”

H.R. Haldeman

It Is What It Is Quotes

“One good thing about the past is that you can`t change it. So there`s no reason to go back. It`s there. It is what it is. The only thing you can change is right now and what`s happening next.”

Neil Young

“Take delight in a thing, or rather in anything, not as a means to some other end, but just because it is what it is. A child in the full health of his mind will put his hand flat on the summer lawn, feel it, and give a little shiver of private glee at the elastic firmness of the globe.”

Charles Edward Montague

“Telling it like it is means telling it like it was and how it is now that it isn`t what it was to the is now people.”

Jill Johnston

“That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you`ve understood all your life but in a new way.”

Doris Lessing

“The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art – and, by analogy, our own experience – more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.”

Susan Sontag

“The Madden Curse has really taken on a life of its own. People just love talking about it, and it is what it is, but I look at it as a challenge.”

Drew Brees

“The roster that we have today may change tomorrow. It is what it is for right now.”

Nick Saban

“The truth is that it is not the sins of the fathers that descend unto the third generation, but the sorrows of the mothers.”

Marilyn French

“The ultimate freedom depends on knowing the ultimate Truth. Truth is not what people say it is, it is what it is. And Truth, quite remarkably, sets one free, just like philosophers have said down the ages.”

L Ron Hubbard

“This is a tough situation. But it is what it is, and time has an amazing way of knitting together solutions as long as everybody stays calm and resolves to be as gentle and patient as possible.”

Amy Dickinson

“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.”

Miyamoto Musashi

“You just have those days. You just allow yourself to have those days. I think everybody has bad days. So because of that, when you recognize it, just allow it to be. It is what it is. I don`t think you should ever stifle your frustration, ever.”

Donald Faison

“Accept the universe
As the gods gave it to you.
If the gods wanted to give you something else
They’d have done it.
If there are other matters and other worlds
There are.”

Alberto Caeiro

“I consider a dream like I consider a shadow,” answered Caeiro, with his usual divine, unexpected promptitude. “A shadow is real, but it’s less real than a rock. A dream is real — if it weren’t, it wouldn’t be a dream — but less real than a thing. That’s what being real is like.”

Álvaro de Campos

It Is What It Is Quotes

“I’m glad I see with my eyes and not the pages I’ve read.”

Alberto Caeiro

“If I knew I was going to die tomorrow,
And Spring came the day after tomorrow,
I would die peacefully, because it came the day after tomorrow.
If that’s its time, when else should it come?
I like it that everything is real and everything is right;
And I like that it would be like this even if I didn’t like it.
And so, if I die now, I die peacefully
Because everything is real and everything is right.”

Alberto Caeiro

“I’m one of my sensations.”

Alberto Caeiro

“The man stopped talking and was looking at the sunset.
But what does someone who hates and loves want with a sunset?” “I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either.
Nobody goes faster than the legs they have.
If where I want to go is far away, I’m not there in an instant.”

Alberto Caeiro

“Things don’t have significance: they only have existence.
Things are the only hidden meaning of things.”

Alberto Caeiro

“What comes, when it comes, will be what it is.”

Alberto Caeiro

“You tell me I have to crush a field of babies to keep breathing? Sure. You say people who rely on me aren’t going to live unless I turn someone’s head into a bowl of gravy? I’m there. I don’t feel bad about it. I don’t think about it. It just is what it is. It’s survival.”

Robert Kirkman

“Face your fear Accept your war it is what it is.”

Zakk Wylde

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