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Quotes about normality


  • Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
  • America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration.
  • My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.
  • The note I wanted; that of the strange and sinister embroidered on the very type of the normal and easy.
  • Society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal. Normal men have killed perhaps 100,000,000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years.
  • The Normal is the good smile in a child's eyes - all right. It is also the dead stare in a million adults.
  • Normal is enormously susceptible to swinging with the gusts of politics and history. Disguised as scientific and fixed, it is subjective and protean. That is why I used the word normative above, a term derived from statistics, simply meaning what most people do.
    • Levine, Judith (2003). "Therapy". Harmful to Minors. Thunder's Mouth Press. p. 48. ISBN 1-56025-516-1. 
  • What is abnormal is that I am normal. That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life — that is what is abnormal.
    • Elie Wiesel, After being asked "What does it take to be normal again, after having your humanity stripped away by the Nazis?" in an interview in O : The Oprah Magazine Nov. 2000.
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