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Quotes About Normal

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Truman Capote
“It may be normal, darling; but I'd rather be natural.”
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's

Jarod Kintz
“I once saw a snake having sex with a vulture, and I thought, It’s just business as usual in Washington DC.”
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

“Our lives are mere flashes of light in an infinitely empty universe. In 12 years of education the most important lesson I have learned is that what we see as “normal” living is truly a travesty of our potential. In a society so governed by superficiality, appearances, and petty economics, dreams are more real than anything anything in the “real world”. Refuse normalcy. Beauty is everywhere, love is endless, and joy bleeds from our everyday existence. Embrace it. I love all of you, all my friends, family, and community. I am ceaselessly grateful from the bottom of my heart for everyone. The only thing I can ask of you is to stay free of materialism. Remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes there is nothing left for him to take. Wealth is love, music, sports, learning, family and freedom. Above all, stay gold.”
Dominic Owen Mallary

R.J. Palacio
“Here’s what I think: the only reason I’m not ordinary is that no one else sees me that way.”
R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Melissa Marr
“Seth gave her that: a private space to believe in the illusion of normalcy.”
Melissa Marr, Wicked Lovely

Derek Landy
“Look, this is all very, very weird. Why are you focusing on rumours and urban legends? You haven’t even asked me any
normal questions.”
“Normal questions? Like what?”
“Like, I don’t know, like if Lynch had any enemies.”
“Did Lynch have any enemies?”
“Well, not that I know of, no.”
“Then there really was no point in me asking that, was there? Unless you wanted to distract me. You didn’t want to distract me, did you, Kenny?”
“No, that’s not—”
“Are you playing a game with me, Kenny?”
“I don’t know what you’re—”
Inspector Me leaned forward. “Did you kill him?”
“No!”
“It’d be OK if you did.”
Kenny recoiled, horrified. “How would that be OK?”
“Well,” Me said, “maybe not”
Derek Landy, Death Bringer

Peggy O'Mara
“Don't stand unmoving outside the door of a crying baby whose only desire is to touch you. Go to your baby. Go to your baby a million times. Demonstrate that people can be trusted, that the environment can be trusted, that we live in a benign universe.”
Peggy O'Mara

Vincent O'Sullivan
“If you are different from the rest of the flock, they bite you”
Vincent O'Sullivan, The Next Room

Gayle Forman
“So, this is how it's become? This is how I've become? A walking contradiction? I'm surrounded by people and feel alone. I claim to crave a bit of normalcy but now that I have some, it's like I don't know what to do with it, I don't know how to be a normal person anymore.”
Gayle Forman, Where She Went

Tara Kelly
“Normal is an ideal. But it’s not reality. Reality is brutal, it’s beautiful, it’s every shade between black and white, and it’s magical. Yes, magical. Because every now and then, it turns nothing into something.”
Tara Kelly, Harmonic Feedback

Katie Kacvinsky
“I rolled my eyes. "He's talking to himself. My vote is he's crazy."

He thought about this. "Maybe he's normal and we're the crazy ones. Maybe everyone should talk to themselves. Maybe we're all just afraid of what we'd say.”
Katie Kacvinsky, Awaken

Jim Butcher
“Everything was perfectly healthy and normal here in Denial Land.”
Jim Butcher, Cold Days

Rick Riordan
“Percy: I’ll walk down to the cabins and Connor and Travis are stealing stuff from the camp store, and Silena is arguing with Annabeth trying to give her a new makeover, and Clarisse is still sticking the new kids’ head into the toilets. It’s nice that some things never change.”
Rick Riordan, The Demigod Files

Maggie Stiefvater
“I didn't want normal until I didn't have it anymore”
Maggie Stiefvater, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception

Ilona Andrews
“The only people who can have normal are the ones unaffected by all the fucked-up shit that happens around them.” - Curran”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Slays

“Part of me wanted this more than anything else in the world—to have someone to hang out with, be like everyone else for a while. The rest of me screamed to get the hell out of there, not to get sucked in.”
Rachel Ward, Numbers

Cristina Marrero
“Normal is over rated, and so is spelling.You want perfection? Go out and buy a spell check, but know this: Spellcheck won't keep you warm at night or love you unconditionaly. I will stick to being abnormal and a bad speller. Makes life more interesting. After all, what fun is there in being normal or perfect?”
Cristina Marrero

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

Ina May Gaskin
“It is important to keep in mind that our bodies must work pretty well, or their wouldn't be so many humans on the planet.”
Ina May Gaskin, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Augusten Burroughs
“Life would be fabric-softener, tuna-salad-on-white, PTA-meeting normal.”
Augusten Burroughs, Running with Scissors

Elizabeth Chandler
“People fear anyone who differs from what is considered normal, and in a small town the idea of normal can be as narrow as the streets.”
Elizabeth Chandler, The Back Door of Midnight

“Depression is not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, and it is not cured by medication. Depression may not even be an illness at all. Often, it can be a normal reaction to abnormal situations. Poverty, unemployment, and the loss of loved ones can make people depressed, and these social and situational causes of depression cannot be changed by drugs.”
Irving Kirsch, The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

“I often lose motivation, but it's something I accept as normal.”
Bill Rodgers

Karen Horney
“A perfectly normal person is rare in our civilization.”
Karen Horney

Jarod Kintz
“I had an out-of-body experience so strange that it felt normal. You see, my soul, or essence, had left my body and went and inhabited the body of my clone. So I wasn’t in my body, and yet I was. Or maybe none of that happened, and I was just in a delirious, sleep-deprived state.”
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

Criss Jami
“A man does not have to feel less than human to realize his sin; oppositely, he has to realize that he gets no special vindication for his sin.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Stephen Cosgrove
“The rabbits though and thought. "If we're normal and Leo is normal, then normal is whatever you are!”
Stephen Cosgrove, Leo the Lop

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, sTORI Telling

“Childbirth is normal until proven otherwise.”
Peggy Vincent, Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

Jessica Park
“What is perceived as normal. That makes it other people’s failings. Deficits. Not yours. Who the hell sets the standards, huh? Who gets to say how we are supposed to be? Or who we are supposed to be? And how dare anyone make you feel inadequate for being who you are? It’s not okay. It pisses me off.”
Jessica Park, Flat-Out Celeste

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