Abnormal Quotes

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Viktor E. Frankl
“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.”
Victor Frankl, Man's Search For Ultimate Meaning

Criss Jami
“When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A ‘normal person’ is what is left after society has squeezed out all unconventional opinions and aspirations out of a human being.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Magenta Periwinkle
“I had choosen the path of the black sheep rather than that of the unicorns and puppies.”
Magenta Periwinkle, Cutting Class

Robert Browning
“The rain set early in tonight,
The sullen wind was soon awake,
It tore the elm-tops down for spite,
And did its best to vex the lake:
I listened with heart fit to break.
When glided in Porphyria; straight
She shut the cold out and the storm,
And kneeled and made the cheerless grate
Blaze up and all the cottage warm;”
Robert Browning

Kent 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

Ambrose Bierce
“ABNORMAL, adj. Not conforming to standards in matters of thought and conduct. To be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested.

A striving toward the straiter [sic] resemblance of the Average Man than he hath to himself, whoso attaineth thereto shall have peace, the prospect of death and the hope of Hell.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary and Other Works

“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, Straight Boy

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

“People have gotten used to living a botched-up life — to be anxious, insecure, hateful, jealous, and in various states of unpleasantness through the day — slowly humanity has begun to see it as normal. None of these things are normal. These are abnormalities. Once you accept them as part of life they become normal because the majority has joined the gang of unpleasantness. They are all saying, "Unpleasantness is normal. Being nasty to each other is normal. Being nasty to myself is normal." Someone trusted that you would be doing good things at least to yourself and said, "Do unto others what you do unto yourself." I am telling you, never do unto others what you are doing to yourself! By being with people, I know what they are doing to themselves is the worst thing. Fortunately, they are not doing such horrible things to others. Only once in a while they are giving a dose to others, but to themselves they are giving it throughout the day.”
Jaggi Vasudev, Life and Death in One Breath

Criss Jami
“Oftentimes in a society when people of a certain type, whether individual or a group, are subconsciously portrayed by the media as abnormal, they also slowly, subconsciously become enemies of that society due to feelings of cultural guilt. Ultimately by this the inflated media is an enemy of its very own cause.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

H.P. Lovecraft
“It might, too, have been the singular cold that alienated me; for such chilliness was abnormal on so hot a day, and the abnormal always excites aversion, distrust, and fear.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Air Froid

Tyler Hamilton
“One day I'm a normal person with a normal life,” he said. “The next I'm standing on a street corner in Madrid with a secret phone and a hole in my arm and I'm bleeding all over, hoping I don't get arrested. It was completely crazy. But it seemed like the only way at the time.”
Tyler Hamilton, The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“For someone’s ugliness or the congenital abnormality of their body or body part, if we cannot help but laugh, we ought to laugh, not at them, but at Mother Nature.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Daniel Kahneman
“When something cement does not fit into the current context of activated ideas, the system detects an abnormality, as you just experienced. You had no particular idea of what was coming after something, but you knew when the word cement came that it was abnormal in that sentence. Studies of brain responses have shown that violations of normality are detected with astonishing speed and subtlety.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Steven Redhead
“The energy that causes abnormal occurrences is purely mischievous, malignant, and obviously negative in nature and intention.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is A Circus

Andy Weir
“And then, I swear to God, it waves at me! One of its little arms waves at me!

I wave back.

It waves again.

Okay, this could go on all day. I head back toward the airlock.

Your move, guys.


Their move is taking a long time and I'm getting bored.

Wow, I'm sitting here in a spaceship in the Tau Ceti system waiting for the intelligent aliens I just met to continue our conversation... and I'm bored. Humans being have a remarkable ability to accept the abnormal and make it normal.”
Andy Weir, Project Hail Mary

Steven Magee
“After I started working extreme night shifts, I began to think that someone was in the telescope control room with me. I would look for the person many times and would never find them. I eventually stopped looking for the person and accepted that it was my oxygen starved mind playing tricks on me in a very abnormal environment.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Abnormal radiation exposure and oxygen starvation teaches you that reality is just a perception that is derived from your immediate environmental conditions in conjunction with your prior environmental exposures, your health problems, your age, and the area that you grew up in and adapted to.”
Steven Magee

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We sometimes use a friend to prevent or stop ourselves from feeling abnormal (or crazy) for liking or enjoying something (or some of the things) that we like or enjoy.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, On Friendship: A Satirical Essay

Steven Magee
“It is very undesirable to trigger adaptation processes in the human body.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Mental illness is a pandemic.”
Steven Magee

Angela N. Blount
“Maybe just a case of one person's "normal" being another person's Twilight Zone.”
Angela N. Blount, Once Upon a Road Trip

Jean Baudrillard
“The ABNORMAL individual today is the one who now lives only in a unilateral positive adherence to what he is or what he does. Total subjection and adjustment [gestell] (the perfectly normalized being). Countless individuals have gone over to reality, to their own reality, by eliminating all consideration of the dual and the insoluble. And the mystery of this positive crystallization, of this suspension of doubt about the real - necessarily real - world remains entire. This raises the whole question of the intelligence of Evil.”
Jean Baudrillard, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?

Steven Magee
“Are you aware that since the 1980’s your body has been adapting to abnormal wireless radiation from cell phone towers?”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The night shift workers were unusual characters. They ranged from relatively normal to bizarre. It was widely acknowledged within the group that most personalities were abnormal. It was consistent with the sleep deprivation they were subjected to. The winter nights were really long and the days were too short for sufficient restorative sleeping. I was hallucinating while driving atop Mauna Kea! Inside the telescope control room I could feel a presence and would go looking for the person I thought was in the control room with me. I never found them. The summit is a spiritual place according to the Hawaiians. I most certainly had an invisible friend up there!”
Steven Magee, Magee’s Disease

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Sometimes this whole world looks very strange to you, the things you do seem strange to you, the behaviour of people, the conversations you hear here and there, the clothes, the roads, the plants, the animals, literally everything seems so strange to you! And let me tell you something weirder, that's exactly the feeling you should feel about this world, everything is really weird! Don't feel that you are mad when everything seems weird to you, because when everything seems normal to you, that’s real madness!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Steven Magee
“As a Chartered Electrical Engineer working for one of the largest electrical utility company’s in the USA, I found I was working in an environment that my training told me was completely abnormal and dangerous!”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“There are some really messed up people out there on the dating scene.”
Steven Magee

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