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No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Jonathan Rottenberg

When I noticed other people, I wondered what it was like to be alive. They did not know, could not know, how I felt inside. My shell still passed for normal. I felt like I should scream for help, someone should help, but I knew that the time for screaming had passed. Best to just keep on walking, walking dead, one of the few things I could still do. So I kept walking. — Jonathan Rottenberg

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Kasi Blake

What do we do while we wait for my parents to find Jersey?" She let him go, took a step back.
"We live a normal life."
The words left his lips without emotion or meaning, because at this point he knew there was no such thing as a normal life for him.
Deep in his heart, he was still a vampire. — Kasi Blake

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Brad Warner

The lack of fulfillment we feel is natural and normal. That's true enlightenment. It's when we feel fulfilled that we're deluded.
By doing zazen practice, we gradually begin to loosen our grip on the idea that we ought to be fulfilled. We begin to see that our normal condition of feeling that something is missing in our lives is not really such a terrible thing. It's just a feeling. No more and no less. We no longer desperately seek to shove something into that void. We can just let it be just as it is and accept that it's all right ...
If we can accept this lack of fulfillment as our natural condition, we can be totally free. We can accept good and bad equally. We can accept loneliness, and we can accept love. We no longer feel that things ought to be different from how they actually are. At the same time we do not complacently accept things that actually do need to be changed. We can understand that it is often our duty to change a situation. — Brad Warner

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Joan Robinson

There is no such thing as a normal period of history. Normality is a fiction of economic textbooks. — Joan Robinson

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Sigourney Weaver

Please, God, please, don't let me be normal! — Sigourney Weaver

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Kevyn Aucoin

While traveling around the world, I've had the opportunity to work with every living beauty icon. I've learned to appreciate idiosyncrasy. The fact is, there is really no such thing as 'normal' - everybody's different, and that is the essence of their beauty. — Kevyn Aucoin

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Jane Jacobs

Play on lively, diversified sidewalks differs from virtually all other daily incidental play offered American children today: It is play not conducted in a matriarchy.
Most city architectural designers and planners are men. Curiously, they design and plan to exclude men as part of normal, daytime life wherever people live. In planning residential life, they aim at filling the presumed daily needs of impossibly vacuous housewives and preschool tots. They plan, in short, strictly for matriarchal societies. — Jane Jacobs

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Jeffrey Eugenides

Our fellow Negro citizens could be summed up in something Tessie said after watching Sidney Poitier's performance in To Sir with Love, which opened a month before the riots. She said, You see, they can speak perfectly normal if they want. — Jeffrey Eugenides

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Joanne Harris

I tend to write about more than one generation because as a child I had contact with more than one generation; it was normal to be around older people. — Joanne Harris

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Anonymous

On the other hand, in the case of hypnotism, at first it looked as though that also would be impossible, when it was described incompletely. Now that it is known better it is realized that it is not absolutely impossible that hypnosis could occur through normal physiological, though as yet unknown, processes; it does not obviously require some special new kind of force. — Anonymous

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Michael Horton

The key to maturity is time and community. Discernment and godly wisdom develop in a community that spans generations. The church is called to be this place where the [God's] Spirit uses normal patterns and rhythms of the Christian life in a community, so that we may bear fruit like a well-watered tree. Despite common appearances, the church is the place where God's new creation is coming into existence and being sustained by the Spirit like a great vineyard. — Michael Horton

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Christopher Moore

Pervy and redundant, don't you think?" I asked the big gay cop, who wouldn't know a va-jay-jay if it bounced up to him and sang the "Star-Spangled Banner." (You ever notice that hardly anything besides the "Star-Spangled Banner" is spangled? There's no, like, the Raisin-Spangled Scone, or the Flea-Spangled Beagle. I'm just saying.)
Being the Journal of Abby Normal — Christopher Moore

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Cyma Rizwaan Khan

He's been looking at my file. So the question has to be right there on the tip of his tongue right about now, waiting to be spoken. But he keeps up the 'act professional' charade, makes it feel like he sees this kind of thing all the time, but in reality he's having a little fun with it. I'm the story he's going to tell at a bar after making my name anonymous. I'm the case study that's going to become dinner conversation when he takes some rich bitch out next week. He's going to do it to make himself look well-balanced, prove how normal he is in a world full of weirdoes. In short, he's going to look 'normal' at my expense. — Cyma Rizwaan Khan

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Rachel Vincent

Dad, I can count the number of normal school days I've had this year on one hand. — Rachel Vincent

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By N.K. Jemisin

Evil was the most contagious of diseases, so virulent that no herb, surgery, or dream-humor could cure it. One's sense of what was normal, acceptable, became distorted by proximity to wrongness; entire nations had succumbed this way, first to decadence, then collapse. — N.K. Jemisin

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Jessamine Verzosa

Out of the 6.8 billion people in the world, these girls wanted their lives to end, wanted negative things to happen to them. In my world, that wasn't normal. I probably wasn't normal in their world, either. — Jessamine Verzosa

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By John Derbyshire

The problem is hedonism. The problem is the preening vanity and selfishness of 'coming out,' of parading private inclinations, of a kind that repel normal people, as if those inclinations were, all by themselves, marks of authenticity and virtue, of suffering and oppression. — John Derbyshire

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Andrew Solomon

I found it very comforting to see that there is no such thing as a completely normal family. People find their way through whatever the differences may be. — Andrew Solomon

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Anthony Mackie

I'm definitely not a muscle builder or a guy that's interested in being a muscle builder. It feels good to get back down to a normal size. Not like a hipster size or a buff-guy size, but just a normal, 34-waist guy. — Anthony Mackie

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Shah Rukh Khan

There's no such thing as 'normal'. That's just another word for lifeless. Madness (of the particularly nice/romantic kind) is an absolute prerequisite to a happy and successful life — Shah Rukh Khan

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Vagit Alekperov

I am a normal guy. — Vagit Alekperov

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Paulo Coelho

A schizophrenic is a person who already has a natural tendency to absent himself from this world, until some factor, sometimes serious, sometimes superficial, depending on the individual circumstances, forces him to create his own reality. It can develop into a state of complete alienation, what we call catatonia, but people do occasionally recover, at least enough to allow the patient to work and lead a near-normal life. It all depends on one thing: environment. — Paulo Coelho

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Robert J. Crane

A wise person learns from the mistakes of others, a normal person learns from their own, and a fool learns nothing, ever. — Robert J. Crane

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Tim Tebow

Don't be normal. Be an example. — Tim Tebow

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Rebecca West

Through this evening of sentences cut short because their completed meaning was always sorrow, of normal life dissolved to tears, the chords of Beethoven sounded serenely. — Rebecca West

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Sam Harris

Many scientists have been drawn to Buddhism out of a sense that the Western tradition has delivered an impoverished conception of basic, human sanity. In the West, if you speak to yourself out loud all day long, you are considered crazy. But speaking to yourself silently - thinking incessantly - is considered perfectly normal. — Sam Harris

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Francia Raisa

I'm glad I went through all the normal teenage dramas that a lot of people go through. I can really relate to 'Secret Life' because I witnessed those similar struggles. — Francia Raisa

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By George Soros

In certain circumstances, financial markets can affect the so-called fundamentals which they are supposed to reflect. When that happens, markets enter into a state of dynamic disequilibrium and behave quite differently from what would be considered normal by the theory of efficient markets. Such boom/bust sequences do not arise very often, but when they do, they can be very disruptive, exactly because they affect the fundamentals of the economy. — George Soros

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Llewellyn Rockwell

To centralize power in the name of freedom is akin to putting a crime syndicate in charge of rooting out corruption. It is the normal state of politics that the more centralized it is, the more damage it does. Fast-track authority [for government-to-government trade agreements] centralizes power and is therefore part of the problem. — Llewellyn Rockwell

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Brandon Sanderson

What is madness?" she asked, sitting with one leg up against her chest, vaporous skirt flickering around her calves and vanishing into mist. "It's when men don't think right," Kaladin said, glad for the conversation to distract him. "Men never seem to think right." "Madness is worse than normal," Kaladin said with a smile. "It really just depends on the people around you. How different are you from them? The person that stands out is mad, I guess. — Brandon Sanderson

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Martijn Benders

In a neurotic society, insane ideas can become 'normal', the current triumph of tribalism is the result of rabid global anti-intellectualism. — Martijn Benders

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By F Scott Fitzgerald

The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person. — F Scott Fitzgerald

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Roger Ebert

It is commonplace to say that silent films are more "dreamlike," but what does that mean? In Nosferatu, it means that the characters are confronted with alarming images and denied the freedom to talk them away. There is no repartee in nightmares. Human speech dissipates the shadows and makes a room seem normal. Those things that live only at night do not need to talk, for their victims are asleep, waiting. — Roger Ebert

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Periods are normal and natural, and the human species would not be here if periods did not exist. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Ivan Pavlov

Only by observing this condition would the results of our work be regarded as fully conclusive and as having elucidated the normal course of the phenomena. — Ivan Pavlov

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Ralph Webster

I can tell you that events were incremental, that the unbelievable became the believable and, ultimately, the normal. — Ralph Webster

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Abraham Joshua Heschel

Normal consciousness is a state of stupor, in which the sensibility to the wholly real and responsiveness to the stimuli of the spirit are reduced. The mystics, knowing that man is involved in a hidden history of the cosmos, endeavor to awake from the drowsiness and apathy and to regain the state of wakefulness for their enchanted souls. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By William Sealy Gosset

Conclusions
I. A curve has been found representing the frequency distribution of standard deviations of samples drawn from a normal population.
II. A curve has been found representing the frequency distribution of values of the means of such samples, when these values are measured from the mean of the population in terms of the standard deviation of the sample ...
III. Tables are given by which it can be judged whether a series of experiments, however short, have given a result which conforms to any required standard of accuracy or whether it is necessary to continue the investigation. — William Sealy Gosset

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Lily King

I had one family that used a lot of yelling and screaming, and that was very normal. Another side of my family, nobody would raise their voice at all. — Lily King

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Helen Keller

A person who is severely impaired never knows his hidden sources of strength until he is treated like a normal human being and encouraged to shape his own life. — Helen Keller

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Neal A. Maxwell

Men's and nations' finest hour consist of those moments when extraordinary challenge is met by extraordinary response. Hence in those darkest hours, we must light our individual candles rather than vying with others to call attention to the enveloping darkness. Our indignation about injustice should lead to illumination, for if it does not, we are only adding to the despair-and the moment of gravest danger is when there is so little light that darkness seems normal! — Neal A. Maxwell

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Mark Galli

The liturgy is the place where we wait for Jesus to show up. We don't have to do much. The liturgy is not an act of will. It is not a series of activities designed to attain a spiritual mental state. We do not have to apply will pressure. To be sure, like basketball or football, it is something that requires a lot of practice
its rhythms do not come naturally except to those who have been rehearsing them for years. On some Sundays the soul will indeed battle to even pay attention. In the normal course of worship, we do not have to conjure up feelings or a devotional mood; we are not required to perform the liturgy flawlessly. Such anxious effort ... blind us to what is really going on.
We do have to show up, and we cannot leave early. But if we will dwell there, remain in place, wait patiently, Jesus will show up. — Mark Galli

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Thomas Mann

Shall we go away whenever life looks like turning in the slightest uncanny, or not quite normal, or even rather painful and mortifying? No, surely not. Rather stay and look matters in the face, brave them out; perhaps precisely in so doing lies a lesson for us to learn. — Thomas Mann

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Adam Brown

You kind of forget he's Peter Jackson in a way because he's so normal; he's lovely. It's like having a friend direct you, except it's Peter Jackson. — Adam Brown

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Dan Gillerman

From now on, nothing is impossible for Israel, which is a normal country like any other. We won't wait another half a century to sit on the Security Council. — Dan Gillerman

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Joanna Lohman

There are women & girls who are pushing the boundaries for what society deems as "normal." We need these pioneers to inspire future generations to dream big and strive to achieve those dreams. — Joanna Lohman

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Douglas Wilson

A challenge always is good. Normal design does not come under the constraints of a small budget and time frame. But it has helped me to make quick and knowledgeable decisions. — Douglas Wilson

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Peter Hitchens

We welcome into our homes the machines that vacuum the thoughts out of our heads and pump in someone else's. John Berger in Ways of Seeing said that television advertisers succeeded by persuading viewers to envy themselves as they would be if they bought the product. These programmes do something similar, by persuading the viewer to envy himself as he would be if his life were that little bit more exciting and melodramatic than it actually is. They can make things seem normal that are not. — Peter Hitchens

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Kiersten White

Jack, who apparently always had to be moving in some way, had made up for the missing knife by grabbing a half loaf of French bread and methodically ripping it into tiny pieces.
"What," I said, narrowing my eyes. "Why don't faeries like bread?"
"Hmm?" Jack looked up, then shrugged. "I dunno."
Lend picked up a piece, crumbling it. "My dad said he thought it was because it was the staff of life for people."
"Nasty stuff tastes like mold," Jack said. "I tried a piece once a while ago when I was still trying to force myself to eat normal food so I could stay here. It was like a shock to my whole system." He shuddered at the memory. — Kiersten White

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Venus Williams

Nerves are normal. You can't be cured from them unless you're a machine. — Venus Williams

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Van Krishna

Would you just fall in love with me already so I can stop acting normal. — Van Krishna

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Patricia Briggs

I think I'll just go take a shower, I said.
It wasn't until Samuel stiffened that I remembered I'd just come out of the shower. So much for playing normal. — Patricia Briggs

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Tony Kaye

No, I'm a very normal and orthodox person that goes out of their way to present eccentricity. It's not that I do that so much now but I've been doing it for so many years that it's become routine now. — Tony Kaye

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Benjamin Watson

I'M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it's a beautiful thing. — Benjamin Watson

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Philippa Gregory

The scene had been a nightmare, one of those insane nightmares where the most normal objects become infinitely menacing. — Philippa Gregory

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Shannon L. Alder

Don't ever believe that Narcissists don't understand they have hurt you. They know exactly what they did and why they did it. The reason they can't stop their abuse is because the narcissistic supply is their addiction. Unlike, drug addicts that need their fix to feel normal, narcissists need to feel significant. This is their addiction. Even if it takes destructive ways to have this emotional balance they will pursue it. Your feelings don't count only the supply does. The greater the supply the greater the drama in your life as they pursue it. So, get over believing they don't understand. They do understand. You just found out and got in the way of their easy access to greater supply than you. — Shannon L. Alder

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Charlie Adam

Losing a family member is extremely difficult for anyone to take. But the normal reaction is to want to get back to your work as soon as you can. — Charlie Adam

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Erin Davie

I certainly would never want to be normal. When people say, "You're weird," I usually take it as a compliment. — Erin Davie

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By C.J. Daugherty

Allie hated this. Why couldn't they have even a day to be normal kids in a normal school, with their A levels the biggest obstacle ahead of them? — C.J. Daugherty

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Kim Harrison

But she can't stay here. The woman needs normal, and Rachel? We aren't it. — Kim Harrison

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Karen Marie Moning

He's treating her like she's fourteen and he's a normal adult, acting like he's taken her under his wing. Like he needs her detecting skills, same as Barrons did to Mac, and she's falling for it, same as Mac. He's lining up his dominoes, so they fall more easily when he feels like pushing them over, conserving energy so he doesn't have to hunt her when he's ready to kill her. — Karen Marie Moning

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Richelle Mead

No one was normal, not really. — Richelle Mead

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Liam Payne

We've always described our sound as a bit more guitar driven than normal pop music. Kind of Pink in a boy band form. We've heard a few people say that so now we use it. I think Pink is amazing person to be compared to. — Liam Payne

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Alessandra Hazard

There's no such thing as normal. There is no definition of normal. Normal is subjective. You can't - and shouldn't - force yourself to want something 'normal' and stop wanting what you truly want. It's a sure way to make your life miserable. — Alessandra Hazard

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Me

What is "normal"? Everyone is unique. "Normal" is just a lie. There's no such thing as "Normal — Me

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Gore Vidal

Actually, there is no such thing as a homosexual person, any more than there is such a thing as a heterosexual person. The words are adjectives describing sexual acts, not people. The sexual acts are entirely normal; if they were not, no one would perform them. — Gore Vidal

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Chelsea Sedoti

There's no such thing as a normal highschool experience, Thorny. You assume everyone else is happy all he time and living an ideal life. You don't get that other people are pretending too. — Chelsea Sedoti

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Thalassa Cruso

Every year it seems to me I hear complaints about spring. It is either "late" or "unusually cold," "abnormally dry" or "fantastically wet," for no one is ever willing to admit that there is no such thing as a normal spring. — Thalassa Cruso

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Tori Spelling

My whole life I wanted to be normal. Everybody knows there's no such thing as normal. There is no black-and-white definition of normal. Normal is subjective. There's only messy, inconsistant, silly, hopeful version of how we feel most at home in our own lives. But when I think about what I have, what I strived to reach my whole life, it's not the biggest or best or easiest or prettiest or most anything. It's not the Manor or the laundry closet. Not the multi-million dollar inheritance or the poorhouse. It's not superstardom or unemployment. It's family and love and safety. It's bravery and hope. It's work and laughter and imperfection. It's my normal. — Tori Spelling

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Tori Spelling

Everybody knows there is no such thing as normal. There is no black-and-white definition of normal. Normal is subjective. There's only a messy, inconsistent, silly, hopeful version of how we feel most at home in our lives. — Tori Spelling

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Michael Shermer

There is no such thing as the supernatural or the paranormal. There is only the natural, the normal, and mysteries we have yet to explain. — Michael Shermer

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Steven Morrissey

There is no such thing in life as normal — Steven Morrissey

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Seanan McGuire

There's no such thing as a normal life. Some lives are just more interesting than others, and we shouldn't judge people for being boring. — Seanan McGuire

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Anne Enright

There's no such thing as a life that is not normal, or, there's no such thing as a life that is not abnormal. We all have amazing lives; we all have very dull lives. — Anne Enright

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Ice-T

There is no such thing as a normal family so don't trip off it, just deal with it. — Ice-T

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Amy S. Wilensky

You have to discard your own stereotypes. Remember, there's no such thing as normal. — Amy S. Wilensky

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Karen Horney

There is no such thing as a normal psychology that holds for all people. — Karen Horney

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Emily Nagoski

We know by now that there's no such thing as normal - or rather, that we're all normal. We're all made of the same parts as everyone else, organized in a unique way. No two alike. — Emily Nagoski

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Mildred Cable

In the desert the detachment of life from all normal intercourse imparts a sense of gravity to every rencontre, and each touch with human beings is fraught with a significance lacking in the too hurried intercourse of ordinary everyday life. On the desert track, there is no such thing as a casual meeting ... — Mildred Cable

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Steve Aylett

There's no such thing as a normal angel. It's never done that way. — Steve Aylett

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Ben Carson

There is no such thing as an average human being. If you have a normal brain, you are superior. — Ben Carson

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Belle Aurora

Equality over stereotype. In our field, we deal with all kinds of people from different backgrounds, races, and religions. There is no such thing as normal in our job. And the sad truth is that it's easy to place a stereotype on a person you don't know. One look at a person is all it takes for our minds to be made up on the type of person we think they are. — Belle Aurora

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Kelly Link

Everyone has a bizarre childhood and unusual life experiences, whether they know it or not. There's no such thing as a normal childhood. What's useful in writing weird fiction is learning how to understand and articulate those moments of personal, particular strangeness. — Kelly Link

No Such Thing As Normal Quotes By Elle Kennedy

What do you want, Allie? Tell me one thing you've been dying to do but haven't gotten around to doing."

Her forehead furrows as she thinks it over. "Well. I've been wanting to start a new cleanse, but I keep putting it off."

"I have no idea what that means."

"I go on these juice cleanses a couple times a year," she explains. "It sucks, because you're stuck on a liquid diet for two whole weeks, but you feel so much better afterward."

"You're a fucking weirdo. Pick something else. Something normal."

She pauses, deep in thought again, and then her expression brightens. "I've always wanted to learn how to salsa dance."

Fuck. That's such a chick thing to say. "Then do it," I tell her. — Elle Kennedy