Unusual Quotes

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Lana Del Rey
“I was always an unusual girl.
My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.”
Lana Del Rey

L. Frank Baum
“That proves you are unusual," returned the Scarecrow; "and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.”
L. Frank Baum, The Land of Oz

Criss Jami
“Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Gabriel García Márquez
“It is not that the girl is unfit for everything, it is that she is not of this world.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Of Love and Other Demons

Georgette Heyer
“Oh, yes, she's unusual!" he said bitterly. "She blurts out whatever may come into her head; she tumbles from one outrageous escapade into another; she's happier grooming horses and hobnobbing with stable-hands than going to parties; she's impertinent; you daren't catch her eye for fear she should start to giggle; she hasn't any accomplishments; I never saw anyone with less dignity; she's abominable, and damnably hot at hand, frank to a fault, and – a darling!”
Georgette Heyer, Sylvester

Jasper Fforde
“…Tell me, has anything odd happened to you recently?
What do you mean, odd?'
Unusual. Deviating from the customary. Something outside the usual parameters of normalcy. An occurrence of unprecedented weird.”
Jasper Fforde, Lost in a Good Book

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

Cormac McCarthy
“The small wad of burning paper drew down to a wisp of flame and then died out leaving a faint pattern for just a moment in the incandescence like the shape of a flower, a molten rose. Then all was dark again.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Vera Nazarian
“Today is an ephemeral ghost...

A strange amazing day that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not "exist."

In mundane terms, it marks a "leap" in time, when the calendar is adjusted to make up for extra seconds accumulated over the preceding three years due to the rotation of the earth. A day of temporal tune up!

But this day holds another secret—it contains one of those truly rare moments of delightful transience and light uncertainty that only exist on the razor edge of things, along a buzzing plane of quantum probability...

A day of unlocked potential.

Will you or won't you? Should you or shouldn't you?

Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different pattern in your personal cloud of probability!”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Kelly Braffet
“There are people who live their entire lives and never know this kind of love.”
Kelly Braffet, Josie and Jack

Toba Beta
“Resistance is common to the unusual.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Anne Rice
“What does all this mean finally, I kept asking like a college kid. Why does it make me want to cry? Maybe it’s that we are all outsiders, we are all making our own unusual way through a wilderness of
normality that is just a myth.”
Anne Rice, Exit to Eden

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Spiritual love is when you see new faces as the oldest.”
michael bassey johnson

Morrissey
“I don't perform. Seals perform.”
Morrissey

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

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

Toba Beta
“If you want to be sure of unusual thing such as aliens or UFOs,
then you have to think about it from an unusual way of thinking.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Toba Beta
“A tyrant has uncommon moral compass.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Anthony Ryan
“It's a rare man who can guard against beauty.”
Anthony Ryan, Queen of Fire

Melody  Lee
“I have an attraction to strange
and unusual things.
I find them interesting,
spellbinding,
utterly fascinating.”
Melody Lee, Moon Gypsy

Agatha Christie
“One mustn't refuse the unusual, if it is offered to one.”
Agatha Christie, Passenger to Frankfurt

Steven Magee
“Be unpredictable.”
Steven Magee

“With my legs wobbling, I soldiered on. Shievering and sweating all over, I kept going. Fear didn’t warn me to stop; it only alerted me of an unusual event ahead. So, motivated by fear, I ran along; after all, I was created to do the unusual.”
Abiodun Fijabi

“Life is always business as usual, until you do the unusual”
Constance Friday Elias

Steven Magee
“Discovery originates out of unusual observations that curiosity demands to understand.”
Steven Magee

Hermann Hesse
“He was a good, even a shining light as a Castalian to the extent that he had a many-sided mind, tirelessly active in scholarship as well as in the art of the Glass Bead Game, and enormously hard-working; but in character, in his attitude toward the hierarchy and the morality of the Order he was a very mediocre, not to say bad Castalian. The greatest of his vices was a persistent neglect of meditation, which he refused to take seriously. The purpose of meditation, after all, is adaptation of the individual to the hierarchy, and application in it might very well have cured him of his neurasthenia. For it infallibly helped him whenever, after a period of bad conduct, excessive excitement, or melancholia, his superiors disciplined him by prescribing strict meditation exercises under supervision. Even Knecht, kindly disposed and forgiving though he was, frequently had to resort to this measure.
There was no question about it: Tegularius was a willful, moody person who refused to fit into his society. Every so often he would display the liveliness of his intellect. When highly stimulated he could be entrancing; his mordant wit sparkled and he overwhelmed everyone with the audacity and richness of his sometimes somber inspirations. But basically he was incurable, for he did not want to be cured; he cared nothing for co-ordination and a place in the scheme of things. He loved nothing but his freedom, his perpetual student status, and preferred spending his whole life as the unpredictable and obstinate loner, the gifted fool and nihilist, to following the path of subordination to the hierarchy and thus attaining peace. He cared nothing for peace, had no regard for the hierarchy, hardly minded reproof and isolation. Certainly he was a most inconvenient and indigestible component in a community whose idea was harmony and orderliness. But because of this very troublesomeness and indigestiblity he was, in the midst of such a limpid and prearranged little world, a constant source of vital unrest, a reproach, an admonition and warning, a spur to new, bold, forbidden, intrepid ideas, an unruly, stubborn sheep in the herd. And, to our mind, this was the very reason his friend cherished him.”
Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game

Scaylen Renvac
“A new dream always causes a feeling frenzy. - The Malwatch”
Scaylen Renvac

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

Cassie Beasley
“Tumble grinned at him as if to say she ate unusual for breakfast.”
Cassie Beasley, Tumble & Blue

Anthony Liccione
“Pain comes strangely, but is never a stranger.”
Anthony Liccione

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