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1. "You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists."
Author: Abbie Hoffman
2. "According to one influential wing of modern secular society there are few more disreputable fates than to end up being 'like everyone else' for 'everyone else' is a category that comprises the mediocre and the conformist, the boring and the suburban. The goal of all right-thinking people should be to mark themselves off from the crowd and 'stand out' in whatever way their talents allow."
Author: Alain De Botton
3. "It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed."
Author: Albert Einstein
4. "Unshackled by strict yet arbitrary, misguided norms, outcasts can be, look, act, and associate however they want. And in this ever conformist, cookie-cutter, magazine-celebrity-worshipping, creativity-stifling society, the innovation, courage, and differences of the cafeteria fringe are vital to America's culture and progress. Which is why we must celebrate them."
Author: Alexandra Robbins
5. "A Conformist is a man who declares, "It's true because others believe it" - but an Individualist is NOT a man who declares, "It's true because I believe it."An Individual declares, "I believe it because I see in reason that it is true."
Author: Ayn Rand
6. "But the frat boys were all frivolous and idiotic in our minds now, a bunch of conformist fools going through the motions of hip."
Author: Bill Ayers
7. "We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists."
Author: Bill Maher
8. "Lo que Weirdo detesta de Abel: su docilidad, su fragilidad, su miedo, su incapacidad para enfrentarse a sus propias circunstancias y su cobardía. Sobre todo, su cobardía. Le odia cada vez que baja la cabeza y dice: "sí, madre". Cada vez que permite que le traten como si aún fuera un bebé. Cada vez que cumple órdenes que no entiende, que no comparte, que hace algo que él jamás haría. Por las venas de Weirdo bulle el deseo de rebelarse. Arrebatarle al otro, al dócil, al sumiso, al conformista, las riendas de su vida y, por una vez, hacer lo que le dé la gana. Por una vez..."
Author: Care Santos
9. "The test of character posed by the gentleness of God's approach to us is especially dangerous for those formed by the ideas that dominate our modern world. We live in a culture that has, for centuries now, cultivated the idea that the skeptical person is always smarter than one who believes. You can be almost as stupid as a cabbage, as long as you doubt. The fashion of the age has identified mental sharpness with a pose, not with genuine intellectual method and character. Only a very hardy individualist or social rebel -- or one desperate for another life -- therefore stands any chance of discovering the substantiality of the spiritual life today. Today it is the skeptics who are the social conformists, though because of powerful intellectual propaganda they continue to enjoy thinking of themselves as wildly individualistic and unbearably bright."
Author: Dallas Willard
10. "School is very conformist, and one of the very first conforming that goes on in preschool and kindergarten is gender."
Author: Dan Savage
11. "Communism was something so hideous that you had to be an exceptional conformist or a fool not to see the evil around you."
Author: Donald Tusk
12. "Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity."
Author: Eric Hoffer
13. "Not so much because many occupations would not permit of a loving attitude, but because the spirit of a production-centered, commodity-greedy society is such that only the non-conformist can defend himself successfully against it. Those who are seriously concerned with love as the only rational answer to the problem of human existence must, then, arrive at the conclusion that important and radical changes in our social structure are necessary, if love is to become a social and not a highly individualistic, marginal phenomenon."
Author: Erich Fromm
14. "I perceive that it is far more practical to begin at the beginning and discuss theories. I see that the men who killed each other about the orthodoxy of the Homoousion were far more sensible than the people who are quarrelling about the Education Act. For the Christian dogmatists were trying to establish a reign of holiness, and trying to get defined, first of all, what was really holy. But our modern educationists are trying to bring about a religious liberty without attempting to settle what is religion or what is liberty. If the old priests forced a statement on mankind, at least they previously took some trouble to make it lucid. It has been left for the modern mobs of Anglicans and Nonconformists to persecute for a doctrine without even stating it."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
15. "I am a believer and a conformist."
Author: Georges Rouault
16. "This is what one of the founding fathers of sociology, Emile Durkheim, meant when he wrote in 1895 that the establishment of a sense of community is facilitated by a class of actors who carry a stigma and sense of stigmatization and are termed 'deviant.' Unity is provided to any collectivity by uniting against those who are seen as a common threat to the social order and morality of a group. Consequently, the stigma and the stigmatization of some persons demarcates a boundary that reinforces the conduct of conformists. Therefore, a collective sense of morality is achieved by the creation of stigma and stigmatization and deviance."
Author: Gerhard Falk
17. "Even if we're not doing anything wrong, there are certain things we want to do that we don't think can withstand the scrutinizing eye of other people. And those are often the most important things that we do. The things we do when other people are watching are things that are conformist, obedient, normal, and unnotable."
Author: Glenn Greenwald
18. "The only true non-conformists are in the asylums; the only radically free spirits are in the death house awaiting the chair. We live by patterns."
Author: Herman Wouk
19. "Writing, when all is said and done, is an attempt to understand one's own circumstance and to clarify the confusion of existence, including insecurities that do not torment normal people, only chronic nonconformists, many of whom end up as writers after having failed in other undertakings."
Author: Isabel Allende
20. "Coincidence is just the conformist term for fate."
Author: J.A. Redmerski
21. "Mavericks are nonconformists. They pride themselves on going it alone."
Author: Jacqueline Leo
22. "In the traditional urban novel, there is only survival or not. The suburban idea, the conformist idea, that agony can be seen to and cured by doctors or psychoanalysis or self-knowledge is nowhere to be found in the city. Talking is a way of life, but it is not a cure. Same with religion."
Author: Jane Smiley
23. "Mom and Dad liked to make a big point about never surrendering to fear or to prejudice or to the narrow-minded conformist sticks-in-the-mud who tried to tell everyone else what was proper."
Author: Jeannette Walls
24. "To some extent, people who are insane are nonconformists, and society and their family wish they would live what appear to be useful lives."
Author: John Forbes Nash Jr.
25. "She put her cup down and sighed again with pleasure. "I can't think how the Nonconformists have failed to discover coffee." "Discover it?""Yes. As a snare. It does far more for one than drink. And yet no one preaches about it, or signs pledges about it. Five mouthfuls and the world looks rosy."
Author: Josephine Tey
26. "Only sad sacks and conformists need things like no kiss on New Year's Eve to remind them to feel lonely. They're as bad as the people who need St. Patty's Day as an excuse to get drunk or Halloween to wear slutty outfits. You can feel sorry for yourself and dress like a hooker all year round: Hallmark never needs to know."
Author: Julie Klausner
27. "If children were brought up to become non-conformists it would only ruin their lives. So parents all over China who loved their children told them to do as Chairman Mao said. It was not possible to tell them anything else."
Author: Jung Chang
28. "The deviant and the conformist...are creatures of the same culture, inventions of the same imagination."
Author: Kai Theodor Erikson
29. "We would be worse than we are without the good books we have read, more conformist, not as restless, more submissive, and the critical spirit, the engine of progress, would not even exist. Like writing, reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life. When we look in fiction for what is missing in life, we are saying, with no need to say it or even to know it, that life as it is does not satisfy our thirst for the absolute – the foundation of the human condition – and should be better. We invent fictions in order to live somehow the many lives we would like to lead when we barely have one at our disposal."
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
30. "(...the non-conformist, how do you keep from getting scarred?)/i don't! i got a scar here…and uh i got a scar on my knee…and uh a few scars on my soul."
Author: Marlon Brando
31. "Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers."
Author: Mignon McLaughlin
32. "Films might get to you and your subconscious and make a little difference, but when the vigilante drum beats, the mob screams and the conformists go along with it. There have to be people who are non-conformists."
Author: Oliver Stone
33. "Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing. Find your own path, and stay on it"
Author: Paul Vixie
34. "A man must consider what rich realms he abdicates when he becomes a conformist"
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
35. "Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore it if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
36. "Don't get caught up in fashion games. These kids probably think we're old, nark conformists or something, but really, they're just conforming in their own ways. They're conforming to nonconformity."
Author: Richelle Mead
37. "Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating. There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had."
Author: Robin Cousins
38. "True discipline means channeling our best hours into first-order objectives, and that means being a nonconformist in the best sense."
Author: Stephen R. Covey
39. "The scriptures present a God who delights in genocide, rape, slavery, and the execution of nonconformists, and for millennia those writings were used to rationalize the massacre of infidels, the ownership of women, the beating of children, dominion over animals, and the persecution of heretics and homosexuals. Humanitarian reforms such as the elimination of cruel punishment, the dissemination of empathy-inducing novels, and the abolition of slavery were met with fierce opposition in their time by ecclesiastical authorities and their apologists. The elevation of parochial values to the realm of the sacred is a license to dismiss other people's interests, and an imperative to reject the possibility of compromise."
Author: Steven Pinker
40. "Don't you get tired of seeing so many "non-conformists" with the same non-conformist look?"
Author: Thomas Sowell
41. "Our Western society is so deeply divided between these two approaches (moralism, self-discovery) that hardly anyone can conceive of any other way to live. If you criticize or distance yourself from one, everyone assumes you have chosen to follow the other, because each of these approaches tends to divide the whole world into two basic groups. The moral conformists say: "the immoral people -- the people who 'do their own thing' -- are the problem with the world, and moral people are the solution." The advocates of self-discovery say: "The bigoted peole -- the people who say, 'We have the Truth' -- are the problem with the world, and progressive people are the solution."
Author: Timothy Keller
42. "Society demands conformity at the expense of individual liberty. Let us be for once a non conformist to be fully alive."
Author: Wayne W. Dyer

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Rant Casey no era malvado. Más bien parecía que estuviera intentando encontrar algo real en el mundo. Hoy día los niños no crecen conectados a nada, se pasan el tiempo enchufados y viviendo vidas que otra gente ha alucinado para ellos. Aventuras de segunda mano. Creo que Rant quería que todo el mundo experimentara por lo menos una aventura de verdad. En tanto que comunidad, algo que uniera a la gente."
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