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

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

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

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

G.K. Chesterton
“All men are ordinary men; the extraordinary men are those who know it.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Uses of Diversity

Richie Norton
“One of a kind is never normal.”
Richie Norton

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most people are each just another human being.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most people are just a waste of sanity.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Brian Tracy
“Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.”
Brian Tracy

“Why be usual when you are unique? Why be average when you can be awesome? Why be ordinary when you are an original? You were born to be a THRILLER!”
Rodney Walker

Awdhesh Singh
“There is no place for mediocrity in modern society. A General whose courage is just ‘average’ is sure to be counted as a coward in the battlefield. A manager whose performance is ‘average’ is unlikely to get his promotions. A sportsman whose skill is ‘mean’ wouldn’t even be selected for the team. A person who is honest half the time and dishonest in the other half is sure to suffer the pain of both honesty and dishonesty.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

Richie Norton
“Doers are not average because average people don’t do.⁣”
Richie Norton

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

Jessica Weisberg
“Ann and Abby, for the most part, remained aloof and practical. The position of the advice columnist, as they both defined it, was an inherently centrist one. It was their job to be dispassionate, to base their advice on social averages. 'Do not agree to engage in any practice you consider frightening, abnormal, or weird,' Abby once advised a reader. The Friedman sisters were not moral heroes. They lacked Dorothy Dix's empathy. 'I'm sorry' was not in their vocabulary. They could be intolerant and cruel and mocked people in distress-- Abby especially. But they never cast themselves as ethicists. They weren't interested in what was right; they were interested in what was normal. They saw themselves as keepers of the social curve. Their advice was a reminder of what was expected of their readers: to buck up, respect their commitments, not be weird. Abby preached acceptance... partly because forgiveness was more efficient than the alternative. She seemed to think that emotions were a waste of time. Eppie was similar. Her response to conflict was either to "dismiss it or rationalize it," as one friend told Carol Felsenthal.”
Jessica Weisberg, Asking for a Friend: Three Centuries of Advice on Life, Love, Money, and Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed

Cathy Burnham Martin
“We do not need to strive to be average.”
Cathy Burnham Martin, Encouragement: How to Be and Find the Best

Sue Klebold
“If the portrayal of Dylan as a monster left the impression that the tragedy at Columbine had no relevance to average people or their families, then whatever measure of comfort it offered was false. I hope the truth will awake people to a greater sense of vulnerability—more frightening, perhaps, but crucial—that cannot so easily be circumscribed.”
Sue Klebold, A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

“In a world of vanilla Coke be a five-dollar shake. In a world where everyone is ordinary be as sensual AF.”
Lebo Grand

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

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

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

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