Conform Quotes

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Ray Bradbury
“Why aren't you in school? I see you every day wandering around."
"Oh, they don't miss me," she said. "I'm antisocial, they say. I don't mix. It's so strange. I'm very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn't it? Social to me means talking to you about things like this." She rattled some chestnuts that had fallen off the tree in the front yard. "Or talking about how strange the world is. Being with people is nice. But I don't think it's social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you? An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don't; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film-teacher. That's not social to me at all. It's a lot of funnels and lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us it's wine when it's not. They run us so ragged by the end of the day we can't do anything but go to bed or head for a Fun Park to bully people around, break windowpanes in the Window Smasher place or wreck cars in the Car Wrecker place with the big steel ball. Or go out in the cars and race on the streets, trying to see how close you can get to lampposts, playing 'chicken' and 'knock hubcaps.' I guess I'm everything they say I am, all right. I haven't any friends. That's supposed to prove I'm abnormal. But everyone I know is either shouting or dancing around like wild or beating up one another. Do you notice how people hurt each other nowadays?”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Criss Jami
“Never rebel for the sake of rebelling, but always rebel for the sake of truth.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most people do not have a problem with you thinking for yourself, as long as your conclusions are the same as or at least compatible with their beliefs.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most people believe most of the things they believe only because they believe that most people believe them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings who are over the age of six usually act or react not as per what they genuinely feel or really think but in accordance with the expectations of those around them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

“Very few people think; most people just conform.”
Debasish Mridha M.D.

Kylie Scott
“I don’t need to conform to your ideas of beauty”
Kylie Scott, Lead

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The average adult has had sex innumerable times more than they have formed an opinion of their own.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

“Being different is dangerous in a world that requires conformity”
Jonathan Cardon

J.R. Rim
“I wonder in what way I would function as a person, in a society without ever attending school. I'd be myself.”
J.R. Rim

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I don’t know who I am apart from everyone else, I probably need to spend some time apart from everyone else.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Many marriages would have been laid to rest a long time ago, if they were not on a life-support machine called other people’s opinions and/or expectations.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Be yourself. An original is always worth more than a copy.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Deborah Bravandt
“Bullying has its root cause in the need for adoration. If adoration is not fulfilled, the bully seeks to control a group through deceit and punishment of the individual who is perceived as being Non-Conforming. Adoration is a form of comfort. Take away the comfort, you dis-empower the bully.”
Deborah Bravandt

“How can you reform when you are always busy conforming?”
Debasish Mridha M.D.

Debasish Mridha
“If you conform, you miss all of the adventures and stand against the progress of society.”
Debasish Mridha

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To simply survive appears to be the choice of the plodding hoards that wander all around me. Therefore, I’ve adamantly committed to never hoard hoards.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Debasish Mridha
“If you want to conform, then how can you change?”
Debasish Mridha

Andrew Kendall
“I realized that we all have the ability to live in worlds of our own doing, to own what happens to us, and to shape our inner worlds with such a positive force that our outer worlds have no other choice but to conform.”
Andrew Kendall, The Dark Dictionary: A Guide to Help Eradicate Your Darkness, Restore Your Light, and Redefine Your Life.

Carlos Wallace
“We must realize that people do not have to conform to one another. We are after all, ultimately beholden to ourselves.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

Gordon B. Hinckley
“We pray that as you walk the paths of life you will walk in ways that are straight with the strength to conform even though those paths be narrow.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

James C. Dobson
“If we conform our behavior to God’s ancient moral prescription, we are entitled to the sweet benefits of life. But if we defy its imperatives, then death is the inevitable consequence. AIDS is only one avenue by which sickness and death befall those who play Russian roulette with God’s eternal moral law.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

“There is nothing worse than people having to be afraid of being who they are because who they are does not conform to the people questioning who they are.”
Jeffrey G. Duarte

“The Word is living and active. It will conform you by dividing you. And in the dividing, miracle of miracles, it will render you whole.”
Jen Wilkin, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Many of the men who did not really want to get married are married to women who did not really want to get married.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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