Saying No Quotes (36 quotes)
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It Is What It Is Sayings and Quotes
The phrase has become a siren song for millions of people who have accepted their lot in life without so much as a whimper of protest. It has stolen the power and hope from these people and left them at the mercy of politicians, corporations, and society as a whole. So the next time you feel these words on the tip of your tongue, stop and think whether you really mean to say them. In the blink of an eye, you have turned any control you might have had over to the Gods — or more likely to the whims and desires of others who have their own interests at heart, not yours. It implies not only that this is the reality you face, but that you cannot make it any different. This is the preordained flow of events and you are just along for the ride. In many situations, however, you CAN do something to change or influence events.
I looked at him in disbelief. Is that the best response you can offer me? He was just stating a fact. Sometimes it appears nonsensical; other times, it seems to be on target and still other times, it feels dismissive. Of course, things are what they are. And therein lies the rub.
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old it is what it is quotes, it is what it is sayings, and it is what it is proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources. 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.
Remember when everyone used to say, "life sucks and then you die"?
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The Dangers Of “It Is What It Is”
Certain phrases seem to creep into our vocabulary without us hardly even noticing. Before we know it, everyone's saying it, and it becomes a regular part of how we respond to situations on the job or at home. Major Andrew Steadman is an Army officer of more than 15 years and is passionate about developing leaders through his blog, The Military Leader. He is also co-founder of The Military Writers Guild. I invited Major Steadman to offer his perspective on leadership and the phrase "It is what it is. As I spent time with the unit we were replacing, I noticed they were quite fond of a phrase I hadn't heard yet.