Quotation Explorer - 'Normal'

For the normal man, life is an undisputed reality; only the sick man is delighted by life and praises it so that he won't collapse. - Emil Cioran
Prayer is in essence rebellion—rebellion against the world in its fallenness. Prayer is the undying refusal to accept as normal what is pervasively abnormal. It is the refusal of every agenda, every scheme, every interpretation that is at odds with the norm as originally established by God. - David G. Wells
As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you. - Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I believe Jesus wasn't thinking about miracle when He performed it. He's just doing normal activities as he did in His heavenly kingdom. - Toba Beta
No one wants to die or even plans to die, at least not when you are young and living life on top of everything, stepping on gold, running the miles with hot chicks on tow, but even if I wasn’t a rock star, and just a normal civilian, I still wouldn’t plan to die young. Death is so boring. - Sofea Shah
I often lose motivation, but it's something I accept as normal. - Bill Rodgers
You will miss a normal life while living a successful life, but not as much as the craving for a successful life while you were living a normal life. - Amit Kalantri
I got my heart checked, report says it's perfectly normal, there is no trace of love in it - Rushabh Patel
To live a normal life, you just have to believe nothing is normal. - M.F. Moonzajer
If anything normal were useful it would have been done already. That's why my motto is "Dare to Differ." Who know's what you'll find ? - Matthew Goldfinger
My relative examined you, observed a few of your normal body cells, compared them with what it had learned from other humans most like you, and said that you had not only a cancer, but a talent for cancer. - Octavia E. Butler
We now live in a world where murderers and terrorists can cause death and mayhem, and when the time is "right" for them, they convert to normal human values, and become a global icon and saint! - Tony Dovale
Very young children often accept the paranormal as normal until adults squeeze it out them. - Doug Dillon
In this very special self-hypnotic state there can be no question of getting out of touch with on[e]self and floating into a normal sleep (unless you are very tired at the start) - Vladimir Nabokov
Normal, average and ordinary are not a part of my vocabulary. I am an artist after all! - Paul S. Lynch
Normal is not a part of my vocabulary. I am an artist after all. - Paul S. Lynch
Ce qui m'affecte au plus profond, c'est qu'un vocabulaire trompeur remporte la victoire sur le vocabulaire normal. Le triomphe de la force est terrible; le triomphe de la force dans et par le mensonge est horrible. - Edgar Morin
By the time she yanked on her old jeans and a battered plaid flannel shirt, she felt almost normal. Calm, as she plugged in the coffee pot. But the nightmare was still very much on her mind, because it wasn’t a dream…It was a memory. - Dani Harper
For what it's worth, I think perfect love stories have perfect disasters hidden somewhere. If a genuine relationship comes out of two people screwing before they saw the potential of the 'relationship'? Its perfect, beautiful, a work of art in fact.. Normal is overrated. - Nike Thaddeus
A normal life? Now that’s the real fairytale." From UNDER MY SKIN - Judith Graves
I was a normal person, living in a rough area with a foreign mother, I endured it and came out of the other side to help hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to change their lives just like I had mine. - Stephen Richards
Friends are life's ingredient that makes every sad moment sweeter, every difficult time easier, and every normal moment extraordinary. - Johnathan Jena
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? - John Lennon
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal. - Bill Cosby
Don't worry about being a normal person, let the normal person worry about not being you. - Gary Edward Gedall
failure is normal expression of an action's re-action. learning is secondary in this process .it is only prime to recognize true capacity within ourselves.it is a tool to transform the same person in new one with new value and outlook towards the same old world. - ratna m.munshi
I am persuaded that normal human beings are biologically built for an activity that is aimed toward a goal and that idleness, or aimless work (like Auschwitz's Arbeit), gives rise to suffering and to atrophy. - Primo Levi
For [W. B.] Yeats magic was not so much a kind of poetry as poetry a kind of magic, and the object of both alike was evocation of energies and knowledge from beyond normal consciousness. - Kathleen Raine
Feeling low is normal, or sometimes, healthy. A lot of great things this world has witnessed were kickstarted by men when they felt low. - Swaraj Priyadarshi
No, I don't have a heart of gold. It's normal - the one that gets hurt by rude words and broken promises. - Saru Singhal
Chaos limits the free-flow of love and becomes a roadblock to what family members want most and sadly, it becomes the normal for the family. - David W. Earle
It's perfectly normal that extraordinary things happen to me. I'm an exceptional person. Oh, don't think I'm boasting. I mean to say that, unfortunately, I'm exceptional and that, unfortunately, I can't live by the rules. I must make my own. - Cocteau
World is beautiful but it is dangerous place to live, there is so much evil behind a normal person. - John Art
Psychic is the new normal. - Chad Mercree
If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be - Maya Angelou
On what grounds would God be told that He can bring death to millions of people at the end of a normal life span, but that He may not do it in any other way? - Donald Grey Barnhouse
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. - Albert Camus
Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness. - Walter Brueggemann
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal. - Peter Ustinov
You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren't allowed to be normal.
I pray this new year will be greater, smooth and brings best aroma to our smelling, normal burning for toothpicks, blue colours for great celebration, unlimited joy from nw, then and beyound in JESUS name ★FEYIKOGBON★ - oladosu feyikogbon
You can only call someone crazy if there's someone else who's normal. - Rick Yancey
I don't like the darkness but I want to live in it, I don't want to have pains but I always have it, I want to live in good way, happy and very normal life but I just can't. Because it's not that thing which some one gave me and I didn't took from anybody or anything that's just my destiny. - Shayne Azad
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from. - Jodie Foster
When people live in abnormality for too long, the abnormal becomes normal and eventually, identity is lost - Kudakwashe Mazendame
Normal....What the majority of people look, act, and talk and like.So what if the majority became what we see as wierd now?Would our normal, become our new wierd? - Catherine of Genoa
I think I might be bi-polar. It's not normal to be this emotionally unstable. - Michelle N. Onuorah
Engineers are all basically high-functioning autistics who have no idea how normal people do stuff. - Cory Doctorow
Eating is not a crime. It’s not a moral issue. It’s normal. It’s enjoyable. It just is. - Carrie Arnold
Abnormal is so common, it's practically normal. - Cory Doctorow
It isn't normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement. - Abraham H. Maslow
This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There's only change and resistance to it and then more change. - Meryl Streep
Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. - Charles Addams
I used to think it utterly normal that I suffered from suicidal ideation on an almost daily basis. In other words, for as long as I can remember, the thought of ending my life came to me frequently and obsessively. - Stephen Fry
Sexual normalcy and abnormality are personal and subjective concepts. What is unnatural to one [person] is natural to another. What is abnormal under certain conditions may be completely normal under others. And, in any event, to be different is not necessarily to be wrong, or to be sick. - Victor J. Banis
It takes great character and understanding of human emotions to help someone you shouldn't be helping under normal circumstances. - Daya Kudari
It's a big world for the idiots. If you're a writer, there are not many cities where you can go and feel normal. - Daniel Marques
MIRACLE, n. An act or event out of the order of nature and unaccountable, as beating a normal hand of four kings and an ace with four aces and a king. - Ambrose Bierce
I think fear is normal, Cade. Just don't let it win. - Lisa Schroeder
Rule 3: ‘Negative’ thoughts are normal. Don’t fight them; defuse them. - Russ Harris
They were handsome, proper and normal family fathers who built the concentration camps and whipped the prisoners to death. And who was Nietzsche? A narcotized syphilitic. - Jens Bjørneboe
Sunlight reflecting from rippled windows greatly accelerates plant growth by up to three times normal rates. - Steven Magee
Everyone is weird. Some people just try to act normal. - Stephanie Tom
Sometimes you know you've got a chance with a girl because she wants to fight with you. If the world wasn't so messed up, it wouldn't be like that. If the world was normal, a girl being nice to you would be a good sign, but in the real world, it isn't. - Nick Hornby
Misunderstandings are a normal part of life, and the outcomes of these depend upon how we choose to react to them. - C. JoyBell C.
Era normal ensartar las palabras en un hilo para guiarlas y evitar que se extraviaran por el camino hacia su destino - Nicole Krauss
Corum knew that he was mad, in Vadhagh terms. But he supposed that he was sane enough in Mabden terms. And this was, after all, now a Mabden world. He must learn to accept its peculiar disorders as normal, if he were going to survive. - Michael Moorcock
A perfectly normal person is rare in our civilization. - Karen Horney
There is no such thing as a normal family so don't trip off it, just deal with it. - Ice-T
Don’t hide what you have just because people tell you it’s not normal. I have known normal people…and guess what? They are as boring as hell... - Sidney Knight
Recovered. Had my personality crossed over that border, whatever and wherever it was, to resume life within the confines of normal? Had I stopped arguing with my personality and learned to straddle the line between sane and insane? - Susanna Kaysen
Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history. - Martin Cruz Smith
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. - Ellen Goodman
Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread, and deep-seated, that it is invisible because it is so normal. - Shirley Chisholm
Not upholding a persons legal rights is a form of abuse. Unfortunately, USA government abuse of the general public is a normal state of affairs in many areas. - Steven Magee
There is enough mystery in human nature to keep the world stuck in a perpetual state of righteous speculation. Only the wise and compassionate will rise above it, with enough vision to see that inconsistency is a normal occurrence, during the spiritual battle of forgiveness and justice. - Shannon L. Alder
No normal man ever fell in love after thirty when the kidneys begin to disintegrate. - H. L. Mencken
Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. - Sam Levenson
Normal people are just freaks who are afraid to be themselves in public. - Anonymous
My father said that artists see the world differently than normal people. I see a tree where you mights see a collection of lines, shapes, and shadows. - Stacey H. Lee
These guys are tough, this world is crazy and the wind here is crazy strong! However if I want a normal life for once I have to try harder! Angel - From Revenge of the Gloobas. Coming soon! - Angel Ramon Medina
I can't bring myself to watch yet another video, not because I don't care, but because we're all just a few videos away from becoming completely desensitized. The public execution of Black folks will never be normal. - Andrena Sawyer
Weird is the new cool and normal the new boring; Stay weird - Evy Michaels
I want a normal girlfriend. Someone restful. You know anyone like that?""I'd volunteer if you were rich," I told him. "Like hugely rich. I could be restful for massive sums of money.""Flattered. But no. - Karen Joy Fowler
One's appreciation of, and understanding of the normal or the usual is requisite for any understanding of the abnormal or the unusual. - Milton H. Erickson
Tomorrow, said the voice of fear in her head. It always said tomorrow, whether it talked about going to the grocery store or starting a new painting. Tomorrow you'll be brave, fear whispered. Tomorrow you'll be normal. Just give me today. That was how fear stole whole lives away. - Dana Morton
the only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.. live wild dont be a normal person.. to become presence, means accepting the risk.. and be sure if u don't take risks u'll have a wasted soul.. - Marouane LAASSAFAR
You get lonely, is what it is. A person's not supposed to go through life with absolutely nobody. It's not normal. The longer you go by yourself the weirder you get, and the weirder you get the longer you go by yourself. It's a loop and you gotta do something to get out of it. - Jim Shepard
Catholics have more extreme sex lives because they're taught that pleasure is bad for you. Who thinks it's normal to kneel down to a naked man who's nailed to a cross? It's like a bad leather bar. - John Waters
If what we call it science , is making us think that what we know about the universe is normal , then it's not science. - Me
Motivation does not mean to keep going 24/7. If you get tired, it's normal. Relax, take some rest, it may be your preventive maintenance time. Even machines are turned off some times for their preventive maintenance. - Nassef D
Be proud to act like a normal human being. Keep daylight hours, get a regular job, and mix in the company of people with a fixed sense of right and wrong.The Abstainer's Handbook (second edition, p. 89) - Matt Haig
And The Ucontrolled One Said "If I Am Weird Then You Are Not Normal - The Monster Pyro
Every culture has its distinctive and normal system of government. Yours is democracy, moderated by corruption. Ours is totalitarianism, moderated by assassination. - Unknown Russian
The moment you are there You know but the moment cannot be explained for it is beyond language and expression. It is a moment of silence, joy, bliss, void, crying, dancing but nothing confirms to normal. - Maitreya Rudrabhayananda
Live your insanity and leave those who want to be normal in the average. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
The Paranormal is entirely NORMAL. Furthermore, I believe the Supernatural is both SUPER and NATURAL. Paranormal and Supernatural experiences happen to ordinary folk like you and I, every day. Ain't it cool? - JoLynne Valerie
Normal is just a settng on your dryer - Patsy Clairmont
I don't think the money people in Hollywood have ever thought I was normal, but I am dedicated to my work and that's what counts. - Angelina Jolie
If being sane is being normal, I'd rather be completely mental. - Angelina Jolie
In certain kinds of writing, particularly in art criticism and literary criticism, it is normal to come across long passages which are almost completely lacking in meaning. - George Orwell
It’s weird for people who still have feelings to be around depressed people. They try to help you have feelings again so things can go back to normal, and it’s frustrating for them when that doesn’t happen. - Allie Brosh
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. - H. L. Mencken
The weirder you are going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person. - P. J. O'Rourke
You know, I went out on a normal amount of dates in my early 20s, and I got absolutely slaughtered for it. And it took a lot of hard work and altering my decision-making. I didn’t date for two and a half years. Should I have had to do that? No. - Taylor Swift
I saw America's economy last night, people raiding dumpsters at a higher rate than normal in my home town. Digging through garbage shouldn't be a career. Thanks Democrats. Thanks Republicans. - Carroll Bryant
It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.
On Major Depression, quoted by the great of Sophie's Choice & Darkness Visible:From Darkness Visible, "It is a positive and active anguish, a sort of psychical neuralgia, wholly unknown to normal life. - William Styron
Entropy is the normal state of consciousness - a condition that is neither useful nor enjoyable. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
... Angus had a "pretty normal childhood." Bertie had immediately mistrusted him. Nobody had a normal childhood. - Kate Atkinson
Jealousy is a normal human emotion. When people act on that emotion, they then become a hater. - Ron Baratono
Christianity today is so subnormal that if any Christian began to act like a normal New Testament Christian, he would be considered abnormal - Leonard Ravenhill
Command and obedience are but unfortunate necessities of human life: society in equality is its normal state. - John Stuart Mill
When all you know is pain you don’t know that that is not normal. It is not a woman’s lot to suffer, even if we’ve been raised that way."(Address, 2011 Endometriosis Foundation of America Blossom Ball) - Susan Sarandon
It will be awesome, if the people had the chance all stuff which surround them to see them as larger as possible so to be differences like you are a mice or something like this.... - I'm sure that people will see stuff which as normal size everything they won't see! - Deyth Banger
Normal. She wanted normal and so did I. "You know what's normal?""What?" She wiped away her remaining tears. "Calculus. - Katie McGarry
Well, spring sprang. We've had our state of grace and our little gift of sanctioned madness, courtesy of Mother Nature. Thanks, Gaia. Much obliged. I guess it's time to get back to that daily routine of living we like to call normal. - David Assael
All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say 'Yo Goober! Where's the meat!?' I'm trying to impress people here, Lisa. You don't win friends with salad. - Matt Groening
Motherly love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. - Marion C. Garretty
If you want to live like a normal person, you are already part of history. - M.F. Moonzajer
Free love, man, Free Love! Which, by the way, was the single greatest concept a young man has ever heard. About three years late, women got wise an my frustration returned to normal levels. - Steve Martin
Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common. - Dorothy Parker
Who knew Demon Child would have such a normal name? I expected something exotic like Serena or Destiny or the Evil One That Comes in the Night to Make Us Chilly. - Darynda Jones
But I had to think to myself that this was normal, because that was the attitude. I was 19 when I went to see my doctor and I was told it was all in the mind.[Author on being told her endometriosis was imagined pain, From Oct 2009 Daily Mail interview] - Hilary Mantel
Even the most impassioned devotee of the ghost story would admit that the taste for it is slightly abnormal, a survival, perhaps, from adolescence, a disease of deficiency suffered by those whose lives and imaginations do not react satisfactorily to normal experience and require an extra thrill - L.P. Hartley
Moreover, most people, assuming they had not altogether abandoned religious observances, or did not combine them naively with a thoroughly immoral way of living, had replaced normal religious practice by more or less extravagant superstitions. - Albert Camus
Most of us fear change. Even when our minds say change is normal, our stomachs quiver at the prospect. But for strategists and managers today, there is no choice but to change. - Robert Waterman, Jr.
Normal is gross - Jack Barakat
Fear has become normal and is covered by the idea of patriotism. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be. - Anton Chekhov
In the sixties, the world was normal and people took acid to make it weird. Nowadays the world is weird and people take prozac to make it normal. - Unknown
I'd watched too many schoolmates graduate into mental institutions, into group homes and jails, and I knew that locking people up was paranormal - against normal, not beside it. Locks didn't cure; they strangled. - Scott Westerfeld
I don't know anything anymore. Is that normal? Is it normal to notice the enormity of everything and just go blank? - A.M. Homes
Giving is normal and anybody can give but to sacrifice during giving is the matter! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world. - Christina Hoff Sommers
The trouble with normal is it always gets worse. - Bruce Cockburn
Perhaps his tragedy is that he is the only normal writer left on earth -- and it is this that adds to his isolation and so too his so sense of guilt. - Malcolm Lowry
If we dismiss all of our hard work, including the very foundation we stand on, and its cracks, we won’t get very far because it takes a foundation from which to begin. Be proud, and embrace your normal. - Stacy A King
For all the normal people who make fun of the mentally ill it's spelled K.A.R.M.A. and it's pronounced your days coming, Bitch! - Stanley Victor Paskavich
If you think people in your life are normal, then you undoubtedly have not spent any time getting to know the abnormal side of them. - Shannon L. Alder
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. - Joe Ancis
Be weird...only losers are normal. - Marie
Yes I am weird, weird is good. Normal is overrated. - Mad-D
In forming a bridge between body and mind, dreams may be used as a springboard from which man can leap to new realms of experience lying outside his normal state of consciousness. - Ann Faraday
If you're a misfit within a group of misfits, does that mean you're actually popular and normal? - Laura Preble
You know that you won’t remain Centered all the time, and it is a normal part of human life to drift left or right of Center sometimes. - Sheila Burke
When it becomes above normal, material happiness will feel like misery. - Dada Bhagwan
I'd rather be eccentric and artistic, than be normal and have not one inch of art flowing through my heart. - Anthony Liccione
I didn't do anything but sit quietly and pay attention to the fact that my hollow chest was still beating. I was still alive and could see that the new normal wasn't so bad. - Dee Williams
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