Average Quotes

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Gillian Flynn
“...and you drink a little too much and try a little too hard. And you go home to a cold bed and think, 'That was fine'. And your life is a long line of fine.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Tom Robbins
“But why diminish your soul being run-of-the-mill at something? Mediocrity: now there is ugliness for you. Mediocrity's a hairball coughed up on the Persian carpet of Creation.”
Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Portia de Rossi
“Average. It was the worst, most disgusting word in the English language. Nothing meaningful or worthwhile ever came from that word.”
Portia de Rossi, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Albert Einstein
“I am not more gifted than the average human being. If you know anything about history, you would know that is so--what hard times I had in studying and the fact that I do not have a memory like some other people do… I am just more curious than the average person and I will not give up on a problem until I have found the proper solution. This is one of my greatest satisfactions in life--solving problems--and the harder they are, the more satisfaction do I get out of them. Maybe you could consider me a bit more patient in continuing with my problem than is the average human being. Now, if you understand what I have just told you, you see that it is not a matter of being more gifted but a matter of being more curious and maybe more patient until you solve a problem.”
Albert Einstein

James C. Collins
“By definition, it is not possible to everyone to be above the average.”
Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

Shane L. Koyczan
“To discover the thing you're brilliant at you first have to endure realizing all the things you're average at.”
Shane Koyczan

Israelmore Ayivor
“Step out of the crowd of average people. Enter that game and change the values on the scoreboard.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

John David  Anderson
“I don't think there's too much normal out there anymore. Though there's still plenty of average to go around.”
John David Anderson, Standard Hero Behavior

Erwin Raphael McManus
“Average is always a safe choice, and it is the most dangerous choice you can make.”
Erwin Raphael McManus, The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life

Suman Pokhrel
“If you are working in a team, do not expect an outcome of your excellence. It will be an average of all of the team members.”
Suman Pokhrel

Amit Kalantri
“Mediocrity naturally feels threatened in the presence of merit.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Scott Galloway
“It's never been a better time to be exceptional, or a worst time to be average.”
Scott Galloway, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Never melt with the average. You will not improve it.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“The death of quality foreshadows the death of humanity. What is the point of humanity if it does not produce the highest quality and excellence? A humanity that is not ascending is descending. As it is, the crushing weight of averageness and mediocrity presses down on everything and makes all high things flat, drab and dull. All the tall poppies have to die. The only tall poppies the mediocre like are those associated with wealth, beauty and fame. They despise the intelligent, the artistic and the technical.”
Joe Dixon, The Irresistible Rise of Mediocre Man: The War On Excellence

“The exceptional person sees it as a chance to demonstrate, if only to himself, the power of his will. He takes pride in doing things average people will not do. And pride is one of the rewards that reinforces a good habit.”
Bob Rotella, How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life

Djuna Barnes
“There is more in sickness than the name of that sickness. In the average person is the peculiar that has been scuttled, and in the peculiar the ordinary that has been sunk; people always fear what requires watching.”
Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

“Contrary to its association with brilliance, the reality of constant effortlessness is mediocrity. No matter how impressive it looks next to average, the true comparison was always with potential.”
Adeel Ahmed Khan

Scott Galloway
“Invest aggressively into your strength(s) and spend modest effort to get your weaknesses to average so they don't hold you back.”
Scott Galloway, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Sarvesh Jain
“You’re not born to be an average; you’re not born to be just another name people keep in their phone. You’re an extraordinary creation of nature, you’re born to do something which nobody else can. Believe that.”
Sarvesh Jain

“most people say I will be there for you , most people say don't lose hope ,most people say I will always love you in your darkest days, don't be the most people , because they are not there when you need them , they are there when they need you .”
Nalin Dhiman

Tim Federle
“I am remarkably unremarkable at sports, at the arts, at academics.”
Tim Federle, Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

Nate Silver
“The most robust evidence indicates that this wisdom-of-crowds principle holds when forecasts are made independently before being averaged together. In a true betting market (including the stock market), people can and do react to one another’s behavior.”
Nate Silver, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don't

“The sensual bar has dropped so low. How do we still even have the audacity to claim love, for real.”
Lebo Grand

“The sensual bar has dropped so low. How do we still even have the audacity to claim love, for real?”
Lebo Grand

“The sensual bar has dropped so low. How do we still even have the audacity to claim love or that we are alive, for real?”
Lebo Grand

“The sensual bar has dropped so low. How do we still even have the audacity to claim love or that we are alive for that matter?”
Lebo Grand

“Average people plus an awesome God equals amazing opportunities.”
Dwayne Morris, Chasing Donkeys: When God Redirects Your Steps

“Average is boring and that's not going to be me.”
Madiha Ahmed

Richie Norton
“Average is crowded. There's room at the top. Keep climbing.”
Richie Norton, Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It

“A part of her wanted to stop pushing herself, stop feeling compelled to rise to the occasion of being her best self. She wanted to figure out how to be her average self without feeling like a loser.”
Katherine Morgan Schafler, The Perfectionist's Guide to Losing Control: A Path to Peace and Power

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