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Unconventional Quotes

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Michael Bassey Johnson
“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

Kathleen Glasgow
“Go be absolutely, positively, fucking angelic.”
Kathleen Glasgow, Girl in Pieces

Anna Godbersen
“Oh yes, well, I find myself unconventional everywhere.”
Anna Godbersen

Zeena Schreck
“The material world is all feminine. The feminine engergy makes the non-manifest, manifest. So even men (are of the feminine energy). We have to relinquish our ideas of gender in the conventional sense. This has nothing to do with gender, it has to do with energy. So feminine energy is what creates and allows anything which is non-manifest, like an idea, to come into form, into being, to be born. All that we experience in the world around us, absolutely everything (is feminine energy). The only way that anything exists is through the feminine force.”
Zeena Schreck

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I must apologize for calling so late," said he, "and I must further beg you to be so unconventional as to allow me to leave your house presently by scrambling over your back garden wall.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

Michael   Lewis
“He was blessed with an unconventional mind, which overcame his conventional middle-class upbringing.”
Michael M. Lewis, Liar's Poker

Vladimir Nabokov
“Adultery is a most conventional way to rise above the conventional.”
Valdimir Nabokov

Lori R. Lopez
“I'm the first to admit that I don't write right. Now, relax and enjoy the show! The sideshow, that is.”
Lori R. Lopez

Veronika Carnaby
“Creative people, especially those who are just starting out, feel that they have to conform and be a mass-produced product in order to be noticed. The truth of the matter is that genuineness and unconventionality is often what helps make a mark on the world.”
Veronika Carnaby

Anna Godbersen
“...she considered herself unconventional...”
Anna Godbersen, Rumors

Amit Kalantri
“Telephone did not come into existence from the persistent improvement of the postcard.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Lisa Kleypas
“You can say whatever you like to me. I make no moral judgments."
Cassandra was slow to reply, momentarily distracted by his eyes. They were blue with dapples of brilliant green around the pupils, but one eye had far more green than the other.
"Everyone makes judgments," she said in response to his statement.
"I don't. My sense of rights and wrong is different from most people's. You could say I'm a moral nihilist."
"What's that?"
"Someone who believes nothing is innately right or wrong."
"Oh, that's dreadful," she exclaimed.
"I know," he said, looking apologetic.
Perhaps some gently bred young women would have been shocked, but Cassandra was accustomed to unconventional people. She'd grown up with Pandora, whose twisty-turny, hippy-hoppity brain had enlivened an unbearably secluded life. In fact, Mr. Severin possessed a kind of contained energy that reminded her a little of Pandora. One could see it in the eyes, the quicksilver workings of a mind that ran faster than those of other people.”
Lisa Kleypas, Chasing Cassandra

Lisa Kleypas
“Pandora was an unconventional girl: impulsive, intelligent, and usually filled with more energy than she seemed able to manage. Of all the three Ravenel sisters, she had been the least likely to marry the most eligible bachelor in England. However, it spoke well of Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, that he was able to appreciate her. In fact, from all accounts, St. Vincent had gone head over heels for her.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil's Daughter

Lisa Kleypas
“You can say whatever you like to me. I make no moral judgments."
Cassandra was slow to reply, momentarily distracted by his eyes. They were blue with dapples of brilliant green around the pupils, but one eye had far more green than the other.
"Everyone makes judgments," she said in response to his statement.
"I don't. My sense of right and wrong is different from most people's. You could say I'm a moral nihilist."
"What's that?"
"Someone who believes nothing is innately right or wrong."
"Oh, that's dreadful," she exclaimed.
"I know," he said, looking apologetic.
Perhaps some gently bred young women would have been shocked, but Cassandra was accustomed to unconventional people. She'd grown up with Pandora, whose twisty-turny, hippy-hoppity brain had enlivened an unbearably secluded life. In fact, Mr. Severin possessed a kind of contained energy that reminded her a little of Pandora. One could see it in the eyes, the quicksilver workings of a mind that ran faster than those of other people.”
Lisa Kleypas, Chasing Cassandra

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“Sometimes, if only in your mind and regardless of what others think, you must live beyond the fence and know your shit is way too sick to ever be quarantined.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

“I'm a certain curious creature whose seek is gushing through the ravenous creek all the time,refusing to sleep on the edge of a mundane meek”
Madhushree Das

“Leadership and unconventional bold thinking are indispensable to one another.”
Prof.Salam Al Shereida

Lisa Kleypas
“Forgive us, Captain Phelan," Amelia murmured. "I can see that my sister startled you. Really, we've tried to learn better manners, but we're Philistines, all of us. And while Beatrix is out of hearing, I would like to assure you that she doesn't usually dress so outlandishly. However, every now and then she goes on an undertaking that makes long skirts inadvisable. Replacing a bird in a nest, for example, or training a horse, and so forth."
"A more conventional solution," Christopher said carefully, "would be to forbid the activity that necessitated the wearing of men's garments."
Rohan grinned. "One of my private rules for dealing with Hathaways," he said, "is never to forbid them anything. Because that guarantees they'll keep doing it."
"Heavens, we're not as bad as all that," Amelia protested.
Rohan gave his wife a speaking glance, his smile lingering. "Hathaways require freedom," he told Christopher, "Beatrix in particular. An ordinary life- being contained in parlors and drawing rooms- would be a prison for her. She relates to the world in a far more vital and natural way than any gadji I've ever known.”
Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

Lisa Kleypas
“He was fascinated by Beatrix's competence at things women were not usually competent at. She knew how to use a hammer or a plane tool. She rode better than any woman he had ever seen, and possibly better than any man. She had an original mind, an intelligence woven of recall and intuition. But the more Christopher learned about Beatrix, the more he perceived the vein of insecurity that ran deep in her. A sense of otherness that often inclined her toward solitude. He thought that perhaps it had something to do with her parents' untimely deaths, especially her mother's, which Beatrix had felt as an abandonment. And perhaps it was partly a result of the Hathaways' having been pushed into a social position they had never been prepared for. Being in the upper classes wasn't merely following a set of rules, it was a way of thinking, of carrying oneself and interacting with the world, that had to be instilled since birth. Beatrix would never acquire the sophistication of the young women who had been raised in the aristocracy.
That was one of the things he loved most about her.”
Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

Iris Murdoch
“There are eternal bonds which are made in registry offices and in churches, there are eternal bonds which are made in other and stranger and more terrible ways.”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Rose Tremain
“We cannot shape the world according to the delights society decrees appropriate for us; we must be unconventional in our joys and find them wherever we can.”
Rose Tremain, Islands of Mercy

“To behave unconventionally is liable to be misinterpreted.”
Evan Davis, Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It

“Is a complex, unconventional narrative better suited to exploring the play of conceptual possibilities than a simple conventional one?”
Christoph Grafe, Oase 70: Architecture and Literature

Robert Kanigel
“His academic failure forced him to develop unconventionally, free of the social straightjacket that might have constrained his progress to well-worn paths.”
Robert Kanigel, The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

Richie Norton
“Create work that supports the meaningful life of contribution, happiness and family time that you desire. (As opposed to traditional work that may take you away from fulfillment as you convince yourself that one day you’ll get your days back. You won’t. One life.)”
Richie Norton

“It is good they can still joke and laugh. It offers nothing to the storyteller. But in the face of the inevitable, defiant joy is effort and reward both. It is how to survive, and it is why.”
Joshua Phillip Johnson

Sarah K.L. Wilson
“The Arrow says you are practical – that you have the magic of seeing things and knowing their use.”

That was magic?”
Sarah K.L. Wilson, Dance With The Sword

Yuval Noah Harari
“Whether Sapiens are to blame or not, no sooner had they arrived at a new location than the native population became extinct.”
Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

“High academic achievers were 2.3 times as likely to be firstborn as lastborn. Rebels were twice as likely to be lastborn as firstborn. And when asked to write about the few most rebellious or unconventional things they had ever done in their lives, laterborns had longer responses and described more unconventional behaviors. Hundreds of studies point to the same conclusion: although firstborns tend to be more dominant, conscientious, and ambitious, laterborns are more open to taking risks and embracing original ideas. Firstborns tend to defend the status quo; laterborns are inclined to challenge it.”
Adam Grant, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Richie Norton
“Keeping knowledge from others for self-preservation is an ancient and evil practice.Truth, trust and transparency have always been the most dangerous anti-tradition.
The hardest part about innovation and change is rarely unconventional, it’s that conventional people have built walls that they protect with war-like tactics. Progress is the product of openness, not shallowness.”
Richie Norton

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