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1. "After Carol had left, as Symons threw away a pile of used tissues and rearranged the cushions on the couch, he remarked that the most common and unhelpful illusion plaguing those who came to see him [as a career counselor] was the idea that they ought somehow, in the normal course of events, to have intuited--long before they had finished their degrees, started families, bought houses and risen to the top of law firms--what they should properly be doing with their lives. They were tormented by a residual notion of having through some error or stupidity on their part missed out on their true 'calling."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "Neuroticar je osoba koja brine zbog necega što se nije dogodilo u prošlosti. On nije kao mi, normalni ljudi, koji brinemo zbog necega što se nece dogoditi u buducnosti."
Author: Anthony De Mello
3. "The truth is, normal might take years. Normal might never happen. But it's definitely not going to happen if I lounge around here watching soaps and avoiding life. I'm going to school today, end of story."
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
4. "People don't talk like this, theytalklikethis. Syllables, words, sentences run together like a watercolor left in the rain. To understand what anyone is saying to us we must separate these noises into words and the words into sentences so that we might in our turn issue a stream of mixed sounds in response. If what we say is suitably apt and amusing, the listener will show his delight by emitting a series of uncontrolled high-pitched noises, accompanied by sharp intakes of breath of the sort normally associated with a seizure or heart failure. And by these means we converse. Talking, when you think about it, is a very strange business indeed."
Author: Bill Bryson
5. "I don't go to clubs and stuff like that, so I don't have to put up with it in there. And normally, because obviously I could hurt somebody, and if I look at it that way, I have to back off."
Author: Bubba Smith
6. ". . . people use tricks to get you to think the way they do or take away something you have that they want. One way they do that is to interrupt your normal way of thinking and take you by the hand and guide you down the path they want you to take. Father says they make you take a teeny-weeny step in their direction, and then they start to nudge you a little further down the path and before you know it, you're running full speed with them in a direction that you probably wouldn't have gone alone."
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
7. "The more sensitive the lunatic, the less able is he to resist this prying interest of the normal human being. I felt that Renée's change of key - to myself, I compared Renée to a sweet melody, a little flat despite its laborious harmonies - was approaching."
Author: Colette
8. "He's been looking at my file. So the question has to be right there on the tip of his tongue right about now, waiting to be spoken. But he keeps up the ‘act professional' charade, makes it feel like he sees this kind of thing all the time, but in reality he's having a little fun with it. I'm the story he's going to tell at a bar after making my name anonymous. I'm the case study that's going to become dinner conversation when he takes some rich bitch out next week. He's going to do it to make himself look well-balanced, prove how normal he is in a world full of weirdoes. In short, he's going to look ‘normal' at my expense."
Author: Cyma Rizwaan Khan
9. "If I were a worm, I would rather be the long-lived mutant than the normal worm, that's for sure."
Author: Cynthia Kenyon
10. "We are now cruising at a level of two to the power of twenty-five thousand to one against and falling, and we will be restoring normality just as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway."
Author: Douglas Adams
11. "I'd be a liar if I said I had a normal family."
Author: Edward Furlong
12. "There were other words at the back of his throat, words that a normal person would have said, about not wanting to crush her hope, about not wanting to pull her into this life. They remained there, frozen, each one a tiny insect trapped inside amber, testimony to the fact that once upon a time he might have been the kind of person to say words like those."
Author: Frankie Rose
13. "Spontaneous order is self-contradictory. Spontaneity connotes the ebullition of surprises. It is highly entropic and disorderly. It is entrepreneurial and complex. Order connotes predictability and equilibrium. It is what is not spontaneous. It includes moral codes, constitutional restraints, personal disciplines, educational integrity, predictable laws, reliable courts, stable money, trustworthy finance, strong families, dependable defense, and police powers. Order requires political guidance, sovereignty, and leadership. It normally entails religious beliefs. The entire saga of the history of the West conveys the courage and sacrifice necessary to enforce and defend these values against their enemies."
Author: George Gilder
14. "If she is efficient and capable or ambitious, it is assumed that she has failed to find satisfaction as a normal woman, even to the extent of implying a glandular abnormality or sexual perversion."
Author: Germaine Greer
15. "The net effect of this language system was not to keep these people ignorant of what they were doing, but to prevent them from equating it with their old, "normal" knowledge of murder and lies. Eichmann's great susceptibility to catch words and stock phrases, combined with his incapacity for ordinary speech, made him, of course, an ideal subject for "language rules."
Author: Hannah Arendt
16. "A wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me, a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life."
Author: Hermann Hesse
17. "Well, as far as I'm concerned, I'm not here to live a normal life. I'm sent here on a mission."
Author: Howard Finster
18. "I WILL NOT TOLERATE MENTION OF YOUR ABNORMALITY UNDER THIS ROOF!"
Author: J.K. Rowling
19. "I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act."
Author: Jennifer Aniston
20. "Everything was perfectly healthy and normal here in Denial Land."
Author: Jim Butcher
21. "World is beautiful but it is dangerous place to live, there is so much evil behind a normal person."
Author: John Art
22. "My older brother, Lucas, is twenty and away at college.""Those are pretty normal names.""Normal?""No Chets or Wellingtons or anything."He raises one eyebrow. "Do you know any Wellingtons?""Of course not, but you probably do.""No, actually I don't."
Author: Kasie West
23. "Oh, God. What was happening to her, she was turning into a normal person."
Author: Kate Atkinson
24. "Suddenly life was good, even glamorous. We were poor but didn't know it, or maybe we did know, but we didn't care, because my mother had stopped disappearing into her bedroom. Our apartment building was surrounded by empty lots, which were all that separated us from the ocean. Within a couple of decades, those stretches of undeveloped land – prime coastline real estate –would be built upon, with upscale apartment complexes and million-dollar houses with ocean views. But in 1967, those barren lots were our magnificent private playground. I had a tomboy streak and recruited neighborhood boys onto an ad hoc softball team. Dieter and my mother installed a tetherball pole, which acted as a magnet for kids in the neighborhood. For the first time in years, we were enjoying what felt like a normal, quasi-suburban existence, with us at the center of everything–the popular kids with the endless playground."
Author: Katie Hafner
25. "I can not watch either of the 'Paranormal' films alone."
Author: Katie Featherston
26. "Her siren smile lit up my world. "Noah.""Echo. You look …" I let my eyes wander up and down as I approached the car. "Appetizing."Her laughter tickled my soul. "I think we've had this conversation before."I settled between her legs and cradled her face with my hands. "And I think at the end of that night something like this also happened."Her lips feathered against mine and she giggled. "You ready for a new normal?" she whispered.I kissed her lips one more time and plucked the keys from her hand. "Yes, and I'm driving."
Author: Katie McGarry
27. "Except then I wonder what it's like to feel normal because if you take away the things I've felt all my life--the insecurity, the pain, the loneliness, the absolute dissolution of any sane or rational thought during one of my more manic moods and the helplessness when I realize one of said manic moods is creeping up on me (like right now)--what's left after the fact? Emptiness?"
Author: Kelley York
28. "I employed my wife for three years to sit in the attic and type up my autobiography, 700 pages, organise everywhere I go. I'm paying the normal rate of tax on the money I take out for myself."
Author: Ken Livingstone
29. "Of course I wanted an agent from the time I was like 5, but my mother was like, 'No, you're going to be normal, you're going to go to school, you're going to get good grades, you're going to play soccer, and if you do well, if you keep your grades up, you can do one community-theater show a year.'"
Author: Laura Benanti
30. "Then everyone will be out by the end of the week,and...God,I'm almost afraid to say it..everything will be back to normal."Lucy rapped her knuckles three times on the wooden desk and crossed her fingers."In the meantime," Heath said, standing up and pulling her with him, "the night is young-""Actually," Lucy replied with a nervous laugh, trying to shake her hands free of his, "the night is quite,quite mature, and I'm falling asleep standing up-""I know how to wake you." He bent his head, and she turned away abruptly."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
31. "If she had been a normal female, she would have swooned. But she was not normal, never had been."Good grief, you are impossibly handsome," she said breathlessly. "I vow, I have never experienced the like. For an instant, my brain stopped altogether. I must say, my lord, you do clean up well. But next time, I wish you would call out a warning before you come into view, and give me a chance to brace myself for the onslaught."Something dark flickered in his eyes. Then a corner of his hard mouth quirked up. "Miss Adams, you have an interesting — a unique — way with a compliment."The trace of a smile disoriented her further. "It is a unique experience," she said. "I never knew my brain to shut off before, not while I was full awake. I wonder if the phenomenon has been scientifically documented and what physiological explanation has been proposed."
Author: Loretta Chase
32. "Normally death came at night, taking a person in their sleep, stopping their heart or tickling them awake, leading them to the bathroom with a splitting headache before pouncing and flooding their brain with blood. It waits in alleys and metro stops. After the sun goes down plugs are pulled by white-clad guardians and death is invited into an antiseptic room.But in the country death comes, uninvited, during the day. It takes fishermen in their longboats. It grabs children by the ankles as they swim. In winter it calls them down a slope too steep for their budding skills, and crosses their skies at the tips. It waits along the shore where snow met ice not long ago but now, unseen by sparkling eyes, a little water touches the shore, and the skater makes a circle slightly larger than intended. Death stands in the woods with a bow and arrow at dawn and dusk. And it tugs cars off the road in broad daylight, the tires spinning furiously on ice or snow, or bright autumn leaves."
Author: Louise Penny
33. "A lot of these angles are really about trying to mimic broadcast sports angles in order to anchor the scene, to sort of normalize it before it becomes abstracted."
Author: Matthew Barney
34. "Have you taken the decision of war? Then, you are sick! Have you participated the war? Then, you are sick! Do you produce guns? Then, you are sick! Refuse all of them and be healthy, be human, be normal, be a real man!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
35. "One's appreciation of, and understanding of the normal or the usual is requisite for any understanding of the abnormal or the unusual."
Author: Milton Erickson
36. "I met her eyes, and for the first time I perceived that there was something broken behind them, like a tiny crackin a diamond that becomes visible only when viewed through a magnifying lens; normally it is hidden by the brilliance of the stone."
Author: Mohsin Hamid
37. "It's jarring to go from one amazing experience to another that feels ordinary. I don't quite know how to explain it. You see the uniqueness of what you've been doing, and disassociating yourself from it and going back to the 'normal' life is tough."
Author: Nat Wolff
38. "The fact is that you don't want to be away forever, but you want to lead a normal life."
Author: Peter Hook
39. "Greed is normally balanced by fear."
Author: Peter Schiff
40. "The people are living seperately together," he said. "So there is responsibility. I cry, you cry. You cry, I cry. We all come running, and the one that stays quiet, the one that stays home, must explain. Is he in league with the criminals? Is he a coward? And what would he expect when he cries? This is simple. This is normal. This is community."
Author: Philip Gourevitch
41. "I think the comic that's gotten me the most feedback is actually the one about the stoplights. Noticing when the stoplights are in sync, or calculating the length of your strides between floor tiles - normal people notice that kind of stuff, but a certain kind of person will do some calculations."
Author: Randall Munroe
42. "My ex-girlfriend said to me, 'I'm surprised at how normal you are since you were homeschooled.' But I was only homeschooled because I wanted to be an actor. My parents are both teachers."
Author: Reece Thompson
43. "I have to play baseball to make me happy. I have to be an athlete. But when it's all said and done, I'll be a normal father. A normal-type house man."
Author: Rickey Henderson
44. "Being famous is wicked. But it's better to be normal."
Author: Rupert Grint
45. "It's not even a question of whether the universe is meaningful or meaningless. It's in what way could it be meaningful, or in what way, if it was meaningful, could that be even more meaningless than normal meaninglessness?"
Author: Scarlett Thomas
46. "I was first published as a paranormal author back in the early 1990s. I was one of the founders of that original wave of paranormal and am the leader of the new wave of paranormal that started at the beginning of this century."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
47. "Oh good, everything was back to normal - I was talking to myself again."
Author: Stephanie Klein
48. "It is at this point that normal language gives up, and goes and has a drink."
Author: Terry Pratchett
49. "We are in a world that is quite extremist and extremism makes more noise. Normality does not sell."
Author: Vicente Del Bosque
50. "I think it was Lessing who once said, 'There are things which must cause you to lose your reason or you have none to lose'. An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behaviour"."
Author: Viktor E. Frankl

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