60 It Is What It Is Quotes And Sayings To Inspire You

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It is what it is is an expression which means to characterize a frustrating or challenging situation that a person believes cannot be changed and must just be accepted. The term is usually used to mean to terms with the situation for what it is.

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The phrase is used in various contexts and situations, where it can indicate acceptance of complexity and ambiguity. In other contexts, it can indicate acceptance of limitations.

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It Is What It Is Quotes

  1. “It is what it is.”- Jerry Seinfeld’s (23 Hours to Kill)

  2. “The wisdom of life…it is, what it is.”

  3. “At the end of the day, it is what it is.”

  4. “It is what it is. Accept it and move on.”                                                                                         
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  5. “See it for what it is, not what you want it to be.”

  6. “It is what it is because you let it be so.”- Suzy Kassem

  7. “It is what it is, it is what you make it.”- James Durbin

  8. “Face your fear Accept your war it is what it is.”- Zakk Wylde

  9. “It is what it is. But, it will be what you make it.”- Pat Summitt                                         
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    It Is What It Is quotes pics

  10. “What comes, when it comes, will be what it is.”- Alberto Caeiro

  11. “It is what it is. Either walk on, or accept.”- Deborah Lawrenson                                                       
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    It Is What It Is quotes images

  12. “Everything is what it is, and not another thing.”- Jospeh Butler

  13. “It is what it is. I can’t change what’s happened to me.”- Giles Duley

  14. “It isn’t what a picture is of, it is what it is about.”- John Szarkowski

  15. “Beauty is not the cause of something, it is what it is.”- Emily Dickinson

  16. “It is what it is. You are what you it. There are no mistakes.”- Tom Robbins

  17. “This is what it is to be human: to persist.”- Spider Robonson and Jeanne Robinson

  18. “Sometimes it just is what it is. Words like ‘good’ or ‘bad’ lose all relevance.” – Unknown

  19. “It is what it is. It was what it was. It will be what it will be. Don’t stress it.” – Dolce Ruby                                                                                                                                                     
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  20. “I don’t mean to sound sleezy but tease me I don’t want it if it’s that easy.”- Tupac Shakur

  21. “I regret that I wasn’t more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is.”- Ted Turner

  22. “Once you develop that ‘It is what it is’ mentality, a lot of things stop bothering you.” – Unknown                                                                                                                     
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  23. “The roster that we have today may change tomorrow. It is what it is for right now.”- Nick Saban

  24. “The key to happiness is letting each situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be.”

  25. “It is what it is, and it ain’t nothin’ else… Everything is clearly, openly, plainly delivered.”- Dan Flavin

  26. “All my friends seem to be smart arses. Don’t ask me why. Like many things, it is what it is.”- Markus Zusak

  27. “Those people have seen something. What it is, I do not know, and I am not curious to know.”- Albert Einstein

  28. “It is what it is. Isn’t that how these things always go? They are what they are. We just get to cope.”- Mira Grant

  29. “You can’t change the things you’ve done. It’s now and the here on out you’ve got control of.”- Mindy McGinnis

  30. “It is what it is…not what it should have been, and not what it could have been. It is what it is…” – Nicole Kidman

  31. “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

  32. “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

  33. “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” – Virginia Satir

  34. “Man is what he is, a wild animal with the will to survive, and so far the ability, against all competition.”- Robert A. Heinlein

  35. “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

  36. “You either grow with this sport, or you get left behind. It’s sad, but it is what it is. You gotta keep up with this sport.”- Max Holloway

  37. “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

  38. “The truth has no form, you know. It’s not like walking around trying to actually ask for favors and to be acknowledged, it is what it is.”- Chuck D.

  39. “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

  40. “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

  41. “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

  42. “I’m living with every step. I can’t live with regret. The past is the past. I’m not worried about it. I can’t change it. I can’t fix it. It is what it is. I’m just living.”- Ryan Sheckler

  43. “I’m probably the least harsh on myself, and I try not to scrutinize everything about my body. As a new mom, it is what it is, and we just have to do our best.”- Kourtney Kardashian

  44. “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

  45. “I strongly disagreed with the Supreme Court decision and the way in which they interpreted and applied the law. But I respect the rule of the law, so it is what it is.” – Al Gore

  46. “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

  47. “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

  48. “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

  49. “The biggest lesson I learned this year is to not force anything; conversation, friendships, relationships, attention, love. Anything forced is just not worth fighting for, whatever flows flows, what crashes crashes. It is what it is.”

  50. “The image is not a medium for which we have to find the proper use. It is what it is and it is beyond all our moral considerations. It is by its essence immoral, and the world’s becoming-image is an immoral process.”- Jean Baudrillard

  51. “Where every man on earth to become atheist, it could not affect God in any way. He is what He is in himself without regard to any other. To believe in him adds nothing to his perfections; to doubt Him takes nothing away.”- Aiden Wilson

  52. “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

  53. “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

  54. “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

  55. “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

  56. “Someone once told me to always live for the little things in life. Live for 5am sunrises and 5pm sunsets where you’ll see colors in the sku that are stunning. Live for the times with music in your ears and the wind in your hair. Live for days when you’re surrounded by tour favorite people who make you realize that the world is not a cold, harsh place. Live for the little things because they will make you realize that this is what life is about, this is what it means to be alive.” – A.y.

It Is What It Is: Origin of the Phrase

The earliest known written use of this phrase dates back to just 1949, according to the New York Times. The phrase appeared in a column written by J. E. Lawrence in the Nebraska State Journal.

“New land is harsh, and vigorous, and sturdy. It scorns evidence of weakness. There is nothing of sham or hypocrisy in it. It is what it is, without an apology.”

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