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1. "It will not have escaped you that this town simulates normality that is completely illusory: every day something happens that one might euphemistically call irritating."
Author: Alessandro Baricco
2. "In a world turned upside-down, where everything was wrong, bizarre, you could at least look up at the sky and see normality. Stars that shone regardless of who won a civil war, or who should or should not be a president. Their light was billions of years old. They didn't have a care..."
Author: Alex Scarrow
3. "[T]hat state, love, is so utterly alien to that other idea without which we cannot live as human beings --- the idea of justice. It is only because love is so profoundly the enemy of justice that our minds, shrinking in horor from its true nature, try to tame it by uniting it with its opposite [...] in the hope that if we apply all the metaphors of normality, that if we heap them high enough, we shall, in the end, be able to approximate that state metaphorically."
Author: Amitav Ghosh
4. "The only abnormality is the incapacity to love."
Author: Anais Nin
5. "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 ofnormality that is just a myth."
Author: Anne Rice
6. "One of my first reservations about Zionism was and is that, semiconsciously at least, it grants the anti-Semite's first premise about the abnormality of the Jew."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
7. "This is what travelers discover: that when you sever the links of normality and its claims, when you break off from the quotidian, it is the teapots that truly shock."
Author: Cynthia Ozick
8. "There are a lot of factors in the life of an F1 driver which can combine to make you believe that you are somehow above normality. I think that is a mistake to start believing that. But, at the same time, it is important to be confident."
Author: Damon Hill
9. "They cultivated normality till it stood out of them all over in knobs, like the muscles upon professional strong men, and scarcely looked normal at all. And they talked interminably and loudly. From their bouncing mental health ordinary ill-balanced mortals shrank in alarm."
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
10. "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
Author: Douglas Adams
11. "Five to one against and falling …" she said, "four to one against and falling … three to one … two … one … probability factor of one to one … we have normality, I repeat we have normality." She turned her microphone off—then turned it back on— with a slight smile and continued: "Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem. Please relax. You will be sent for soon."
Author: Douglas Adams
12. "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
13. "A cup of tea would restore my normality."[Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Screenplay]"
Author: Douglas Adams
14. "As a runner on a film, you are the lowest of the low, and yet you have incredible access to everyone. I can totally imagine that for actors in the middle of a Hollywood bubble, all they really want is a sense of normality, and that gopher can be a tap for that."
Author: Eddie Redmayne
15. "I walk along a street and see in the faces of the passersby not the expression they really have but the expression they would have for me if they knew about my life and how I am, if I carried, transparent in my gestures and my face, the ridiculous, timid abnormality of my soul."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
16. "Love brings the high and concealed characteristics of the lover into the light--what is rare and exceptional in him: to that extent it easily deceives regarding his normality."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
17. "When I think of normality I think of mediocrity"
Author: Gillian Anderson
18. "It all adds up to normality."
Author: Greg Egan
19. "I have an odd craving to whisper about those few frightful hours in that ill-rumoured and evilly shadowed seaport of death and blasphemous abnormality."
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
20. "I wanted to reject it all because I was sick of being perfect. I was so bored with normality and dreams of poster boys and tabloid covers."
Author: J. Merridew
21. "I WILL NOT TOLERATE MENTION OF YOUR ABNORMALITY UNDER THIS ROOF!"
Author: J.K. Rowling
22. "Normality wasn't normal. It couldn't be. If normality were normal, everybody could leave it alone. They could sit back and let normality manifest itself."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
23. "I can't watch someone cook without helping. It's a genetic abnormality."
Author: Jodi Picoult
24. "That many if not most people...who want fresh leafy greens in January buy them at the supermarket after they've been bleached and plastic-bag shipped from California or beyond is not a tribute to modern technology; it's an unprecedented abdication of personal responsibility and a ubiquitous benchmark of abnormality."
Author: Joel Salatin
25. "Woman suffrage is an unjust, unreasonable, unspiritual abnormality. It is a hard, undigested, tasteless, devitalized proposition. It is a half-fledged, unmusical, Promethean abomination. It is a quack bolus to reduce masculinity even by the obliteration of femininity."
Author: John Boyle O'Reilly
26. "I've found constancy and balance between creativity and normality."
Author: Julian Lennon
27. "There are the those whose own vulgar normality is so apparent and stultifying that they strive to escape it. They affect flamboyant behaviour and claim originality according to the fashionable eccentricities of their time. They claim brains or talent or indifference to mores in desperate attempts to deny their own mediocrity."
Author: Katherine Dunn
28. "You're an abnormality. People get scared when they come across something that doesn't behave the way they expect it to. People like labels and categories and things that they can predict. When people can't explain something, they assume it's because there's something wrong with it. They try to fix it or change it. They mess with it until it's translatable and they bring it down to their level. Trying to change someone is easier than trying to accept them. It's how they were programmed"
Author: Katie Kacvinsky
29. "It's sad that the murdering of children abroad is a normality within our present day and within our culture as Americans. On a spiritual note the murdering of any individual, child or adult, man or woman is never justifiable and we should be outraged over all atrocities no matter where or when tragedies as such occurs..."
Author: Kenneth G. Ortiz
30. "It takes a person of great care and insight to watch for any abnormality in the green grass even while it grows abundantly and healthily."
Author: Kenzaburō Ōe
31. "When people live in abnormality for too long, the abnormal becomes normal and eventually, identity is lost"
Author: Kudakwashe Mazendame
32. "Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again ... we are survivors. If you are here today... you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it through hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors."
Author: Lori Goodwin
33. "We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard."
Author: Mahmoud Abbas
34. "Normality wasn't in the days I'd left behind me: it was only to be found in whatever fortune placed in my path each morning."
Author: María Dueñas
35. "Some women tend to bring insults into a little show you put forth to make them laugh, but they later accuse you of some abnormality if you keep them at arms length in order to regain your respect."
Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
36. "We try so hard because it is all we've ever known, I thought. We try to fit ourselves into this world so that we don't seem more different than different, an oddity in a sea of normality. We try because it is only instinct, but we obey because it is law."
Author: Nadège Richards
37. "For me it was a normality having a father who was a world champion. I grew up with that, so it was never extra pressure. And I've never felt the need to emerge from his shadow."
Author: Nico Rosberg
38. "The trick is the paradox - turning your story inside out. Now if it is something that appears to be of total normality and then suddenly turns inside out and is a different thing all together then that's fun to write."
Author: Nigel Kneale
39. "What was astonishing to him was how people seemed to run out of their own being, run out of whatever the stuff was that made them who they were and, drained of themselves, turn into the sort of people they would have once have felt sorry for. It was as though while their lives were rich and full they were secretly sick of themselves and couldn't wait to dispose of their sanity and their health and all sense of proportion so as to get down to that other self, the true self, who was a wholly deluded fuckup. It was as though being in tune with life was an accident that might sometimes befall the fortunate young but was otherwise something for which human beings lacked any real affinity. How odd. And how odd it made him seem to be numbered among the countless unembattled normal ones might, in fact, be the abnormality, a stranger from real life because of his being so sturdily rooted."
Author: Philip Roth
40. "To live in Metropolis was to know that the exceptional was as commonplace as diet soda, that abnormality was the popcorn norm."
Author: Salman Rushdie
41. "Some will call this self-indulgence(They are lucky not to know its truth)Some will know the simple fact of painThis is becoming my normality"
Author: Sarah Kane
42. "You have no idea. I had them contained here for a while. Unfortunately, they escaped." – Sin‘That figured, and it was just like he feared. Suck City Limits was looming in the headlights. He should have known better than to take a detour from Normality.' – Sundown"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. ". . . solitude, which is held to be cause of eccentricity, in fact imposes excessive normality, and least in public . . . [p. 7]"
Author: Shirley Hazzard
44. "That's what art is: escaping everyday normality, which wants to eat you alive."
Author: Stefano Benni
45. "Equally serious is the complaint that psychoanalysis as a medical practice is a form of oppressive social control, labelling individuals and forcing them to conform to arbitrary definitions of ‘normality'. This charge is in fact more usually aimed against psychiatric medicine as a whole: as far as Freud's own views on ‘normality' are concerned, the accusation is largely misdirected. Freud's work showed, scandalously, just how ‘plastic' and variable in its choice of objects libido really is, how so-called sexual perversions form part of what passes as normal sexuality, and how heterosexuality is by no means a natural or self-evident fact. It is true that Freudian psychoanalysis does usually work with some concept of a sexual ‘norm'; but this is in no sense given by Nature."
Author: Terry Eagleton
46. "Nothing is more curious and awkward than the relationship of two people who only know each other with their eyes — who meet and observe each other daily, even hourly and who keep up the impression of disinterest either because of morals or because of a mental abnormality. Between them there is listlessness and pent-up curiosity, the hysteria of an unsatisfied, unnaturally suppressed need for communion and also a kind of tense respect. Because man loves and honors man as long as he is not able to judge him, and desire is a product of lacking knowledge."
Author: Thomas Mann
47. "In a land that knew only dark beauty, she was something of a hybrid no one dared touch. But the tall Arab did not appear in the least daunted by her abnormality. No, she saw his eyes. He was not daunted in the least."
Author: V.S. Carnes
48. "We are in a world that is quite extremist and extremism makes more noise. Normality does not sell."
Author: Vicente Del Bosque
49. "Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk,? but no flowers grow on it."
Author: Vincent Van Gogh
50. "I prefer not to starve, to live by the practice of medicine, which combines the best features of both science and philosophy with that imponderable and enlightening element, disease, unknown in its normality to either. But, like Pasteur, when he was young, or anyone else who has something to do, I wish I had more money for my literary experiments."William Carlos Williams, c. 1931"
Author: William Carlos Williams

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