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"Well Mike, I'm abnormal." - Frank Zappa

"Living is abnormal." - Eugene Ionesco

"An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior." - Viktor E Frankl

"Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal." - Leo Tolstoy

"Abnormal is so common, it's practically normal." - Cory Doctorow

"In love, happiness is an abnormal state." - Marcel Proust

"I'm just abnormal. I'm a weird dude." - Victor Oladipo

"The world is a very abnormal place." - Salman Rushdie

"Disease is the abnormal performance of certain functions; the abnormal activity has its causes." - Daniel D Palmer

"Abnormal, adj. Not conforming to standard. In matters of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested." - Ambrose Bierce

"You can't be normal and expect abnormal returns." - Jeffrey Pfeffer

"I'm afraid you can't create tragedy out of abnormal psychology." - Andrew Sarris

"The size of my head though is pretty abnormal." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"Less volatile stocks tend to have negative abnormal profits; more volatile stocks tend to have positive abnormal profits." - Robert Haugen

"Nothing is wonderful except in the abnormal, and nothing is abnormal until we have grasped the norm." - C S Lewis

"Evil always wins through the strength of its splendid dupes; and there has in all ages been a disastrous alliance between abnormal innocence and abnormal sin." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"No matter how skillful the trading scheme, over the long haul, abnormal returns are sustained only through abnormal exposure to risk." - Alan Greenspan

"Not everything that steps out of line, and thus "abnormal", must necessarily be "inferior"." - Hans Asperger

"Is anyone human actually normal? I'm beginning to think being normal is actually abnormal." - Simone Elkeles

"There was nothing abnormal about it when homosexuality was the norm." - Marcel Proust

"May I never, I say, become that abnormal, merciless animal, that deformed monstrosity - a virtuous woman." - Mary Maclane

"It wasn't until school that we realised that we were abnormal." - Gilberto Hernandez

"Travel sharpens the senses. Abroad one feels, sees and hears things in an abnormal way." - Paul Fussell

"Successful cooperation in or by formal organizations is the abnormal, not the normal, condition." - Chester Barnard

"I don't think I'm abnormal and I think that lets people down." - Joanna Newsom

"Le bonheur est dans l'amour un e tat anormal. In love, happiness is abnormal." - Marcel Proust

"Sex is normal and natural, and we've made it abnormal and unnatural." - Annie Sprinkle

"Welles is at once as abnormal and as natural as Niagara Falls." - Kenneth Tynan

"/* we have tried to make this normal case as abnormal as possible */" - Larry Wall

"Le bonheur est dans l'amour un e tat anormal. In love, happiness is abnormal." - Marcel Proust

"Guardians are necessary for children and abnormal adults, because they cannot make responsible choices for themselves." - Tom G Palmer

"I have an appetite for the normal in my life, as well as the abnormal." - Benedict Cumberbatch

"It wasn't until school that we realised that we were abnormal." - Gilbert Hernandez

"I didn't ever want to leave Manhattan. I have an abnormal fixation." - Charles B Rangel

"A doctor once told me I have abnormal levels of adrenaline in my system." - Jamie Dornan

"Al Gore's performances could be a case study in abnormal-psychology classes." - Rich Lowry

"Victory is the normal experience of a Christian; defeat should be the abnormal experience." - Watchman Nee

"An agile but unintelligent and abnormal German, possessed of the mania of grandeur." - Leo Tolstoy

"Physical science has taught us to associate Deity with the normal rather than with the abnormal." - William Edward Hartpole Lecky

"Even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity." - Camille Paglia

"Anything really new is repulsive, because it is abnormal and unreasonable." - Asger Jorn

"I go out into America, and I am literally navigating a minefield. Godliness has become abnormal." - Si Robertson

"Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts." - Henry Adams

"To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal." - William James

"I thought it was something peculiar to me. I thought I was abnormal." - Louise Brown

"The person who does not desire to live more abundantly is abnormal, and so the person who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants is abnormal." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Oh! This'll impress you - I'm actually in the Abnormal Psychology textbook. Obviously my family is so proud. Keep in mind though, I'm a PEZ dispenser and I'm in the abnormal Psychology textbook. Who says you can't have it all?" - Carrie Fisher

"I am very abnormal... But it wasnt very long ago that I wasnt so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy." - Dirk Benedict

"Every single word you have spoken is sharp, sarcastic and twisted. When I thought you were abnormal you suddenly turned out to be normal. When I thought you were normal you turned out to be abnormal." - Jae Hee

"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

"...we are willing to admit the normality of the abnormal-are willing to admit that we never understood the normal better than when it has been allowed to reach its full growth and become the abnormal." - Randall Jarrell

"I have been putting words like 'abnormal' and 'deviant' in quotes because those categorizations are under fire now, the boundary between normal and abnormal as questionable now as are all the other boundaries that once defined social reality." - Walter Truett Anderson

"I am very abnormal... But it wasn't very long ago that I wasn't so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy." - Dirk Benedict

"This is a world that defines everything backwards, a world in which good is called bad, brightness is called darkness, up is called down, enlightenment is called abnormal behavior and abnormal behavior is applauded as reason." - Frederick Lenz

"It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances - but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal." - Breyten Breytenbach

"It might, too, have been the singular cold that alienated me; for such chilliness was abnormal on so hot a day, and the abnormal always excites aversion, distrust, and fear." - H P Lovecraft

"Young normal tigers do not eat people. If eaten by a tiger you may rest assured he was abnormal." - Will Cuppy

"We live in a society in which it is normal to be sick; and sick to be abnormal." - Edward Abbey

"Jealousy is the fear of losing the thing you love most. It's very normal. Suspicion is the thing that's abnormal." - Jerry Hall

"Great performers are, by definition, abnormal; they strive throughout their entire careers to separate themselves from the pack." - John Eliot

"The most frightening thing in the world is to discover the abnormal in that which is closest to us." - Kobo Abe

"Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose." - Marianne Williamson

"Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose." - Carl Jung

"It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal." - Sue Johanson

"ABNORMAL, adj. Not conforming to standard. In matters of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested. Wherefore the lexicographer adviseth a striving toward the straiter [sic] resemblance of the Average Man" - Ambrose Bierce

"ABNORMAL, adj. Not conforming to standard. In matters of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested. Wherefore the lexicographer adviseth a striving toward the straiter [sic] resemblance of the Average Man than he hath to himself. Whoso attaineth thereto shall have peace, the prospect of death and the hope of Hell." - Ambrose Bierce

"With the Fall all became abnormal. It is not just that the individual is separated from God by his true moral guilt, but each of us is not what God made us to be. Beyond each of us as individuals, human relationships are not what God meant them to be. And beyond that, nature is abnormal - the whole cause-and-effect significant history is now abnormal. To say it another way: there is much in history now which should not be." - Francis Schaeffer

"It's an abnormal world I live in. I don't belong anywhere. It's like I'm floating down the middle. I'm never quite sure where I am." - Arthur Ashe

"Perhaps most excitingly, we are uncovering the brain basis of our behaviors - normal, abnormal and in-between. We are mapping a neurobiology of what makes us us." - Robert M. Sapolsky

"My idea of an interesting person is someone who is quite proud of their seemingly abnormal life and turns their disadvantage into a career." - John Waters

"On the principle laid down by Gilbert and Sullivan that when everybody is somebody, nobody is anybody; if everybody is abnormal, we don't need to worry about anybody." - Robert M Hutchins

"The most appropriate type of daily life for me was a day-by-day world destruction; peace was the most difficult and abnormal state to live in." - Yukio Mishima

"Our educational system basically strives for normal-which is too bad. Sometimes the exceptional is classified as abnormal and pushed aside." - Neil Young

"We have not yet made violence against women abnormal, extraordinary, unacceptable. We have not yet come to see it as a pathological issue." - Eve Ensler

"A person who loves and kisses a tree is a normal person; a person who hates and cuts a tree is an abnormal person." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The single-player game is a strange mutant monster which has only existed for 21 years and is about to go away because it is unnatural and abnormal." - Raph Koster

"I despise my own hypersensitiveness, which requires so much reassurance. It is certainly abnormal to crave so much to be loved and understood." - Anais Nin

"The really intelligent are as abnormal as the defective. The great masses of men are rather mediocre, and those above and below are exceptions." - Clarence Darrow

"Chesterton spoke of 'the modern and morbid habit of always sacrificing the normal to the abnormal.' It would be hard to sum up liberalism for succinctly." - Joseph Sobran

"Benedict XVI kept saying that homosexuals are deviant. They're not deviant. They're deviant only if you say that anyone who is different from me is abnormal." - John Shelby Spong

"What is abnormal in Life stands in normal relations to Art. It is the only thing in Life that stands in normal relations to Art." - Oscar Wilde

"I think the thing that music can do is be unsettling. It is abnormal - music that's perceived to be different in an unresolved or unusual way." - Bear McCreary

"Rance: How shocking! His abnormal condition has driven him to seek refuge in religion. Always the last ditch stand of a man on the brink of disaster." - Joe Orton

"The imagination is the power that enables us to perceive the normal in the abnormal, the opposite of chaos in chaos." - Wallace Stevens

"Physical experiences, lacking the joys of love, depend on twists and perversions of pleasure. Abnormal pleasures kill the taste for normal ones." - Anais Nin

"Being interviewed is one of the most abnormal things that you can do to somebody else. It's two steps removed from the Inquisition." - Frank Zappa

"I truly cannot imagine men with men, women with women, doing what they were not physically created to do, without abnormal stress and misbehavior." - Jerry Falwell

"I need wrong to get laughs. I need a normal world so that I can be abnormal, and that's my problem. Comedians need prejudice." - Gallagher

"She always says she dislikes the abnormal, it is so obvious. She says the normal is so much more simply complicated and interesting." - Gertrude Stein

"Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core." - Timothy Thomas Fortune

"My characters all have issues, but I don't see that as weird or abnormal because I think in real life there are very few bland, normal people." - Sophie Hannah

"I never wanted to write the sort of song that said, 'Look at how abnormal and crazy and out there I am, man!'" - Brian Eno

"The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal." - Vance Havner

"I guess I'm attracted to these off beat roles because my life has been a bit abnormal. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled." - Johnny Depp

"The District of Columbia is an extreme example of disconnect between financial input and educational outcome. Unfortunately, extreme is not the same as abnormal." - P J Orourke

"This decade is strewn with examples of bright people who thought they built a better mousetrap that could consistently extract abnormal returns from the financial markets. Some succeed for a time. But while there may occasionally be mis-configurations among market prices that allow abnormal returns, they do not persist." - Alan Greenspan

"Normal fear protects us; abnormal fear paralyses us. Normal fear motivates us to improve our individual and collective welfare; abnormal fear constantly poisons and distorts our inner lives. Our problem is not to be rid of fear but, rather to harness and master it." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Disease is an abnormal state of the body which primarily and independently produces a disturbance in the normal functions of the body. It may be an abnormality of temperament or form (structure). Symptom is a manifestation of some abnormal state in the body. It may be harmful as a colic pain or harmless as the flushing of cheeks in peripneumonia." - Avicenna

"I think we all have something in our life's experience that makes us feel different. It's whether we have a gay parent or we have an alcoholic mother or maybe we don't know our father. And it's something that we feel bad about initially because we think we're abnormal. What's abnormal is our assumption that there's something called 'normal.'" - Amy Richards

"...if you are not like everybody else, then you are abnormal, if you are abnormal , then you are sick. These three categories, not being like everybody else, not being normal and being sick are in fact very different but have been reduced to the same thing" - Michel Foucault

"Autism is a neurological disorder. It's not caused by bad parenting. It's caused by, you know, abnormal development in the brain. The emotional circuits in the brain are abnormal. And there also are differences in the white matter, which is the brain's computer cables that hook up the different brain departments." - Temple Grandin

"I should love to do a novel, about one abnormal character seeing present-day life, very ordinary life, yet arresting through it, abnormality, until at the end the reader sees, and with little reluctance, that he is not abnormal at all, and that the main character might as well be himself." - Patricia Highsmith

"If you feel bad at 10 miles, you're in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you're normal. If you don't feel bad at 26 miles, you're abnormal." - Robert de Castella

"I think a brain can be made "more thinking" or made "more emotional." At what point does this become abnormal? Autism in its milder variants, I think, is part of normal human variation." - Temple Grandin

"Our subtle-energy bodies play a major role in maintaining our health. Energy disturbances in the etheric body precede the manifestation of abnormal patterns of cellular organization and growth." - Richard Gerber

"The abnormal, the sick, the vicious have become more and more interwoven into the violent culture of the United States. Into the way news is seen, into the way movies are seen." - Assata Shakur

"You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere." - David Herbert Lawrence

"Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness." - Walter Brueggemann

"These are friendships that these girls are making that will be a lifetime and they're doing things that are so abnormal and to such a high level, that there's a bond that's like no other." - Kim Zmeskal

"I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, an abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood. Eventually I learned to eat five small meals a day. Now if I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time out to eat some crackers" - Carol Alt

"I like to take these unusual characters and then make them as normal as possible, because we all know that the tragedy and the abnormal always hides itself behind the normal" - Isabelle Huppert

"None in this age will amass wealth except those having five traits ofcharacter. High hopes; abnormal greediness; excessive miserliness, lack of fearing Allaah; and forgetfulness of the coming world." - Sufyan al-Thawri

"Appetite has really become an artificial and abnormal thing, having taken the place of true hunger, which alone is natural. The one is a sign of bondage but the other, of freedom." - Paul Brunton

"True empathy is always free of any evaluative or diagnostic quality. This comes across to the recipient with some surprise. "If I am not being judged, perhaps I am not so evil or abnormal as I have thought"." - Carl Rogers

"All of us are mad. If it weren't for the fact that every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn't be any point in giving each person a separate name." - Ugo Betti

"It has always been my belief that children inherit the suppressed tendencies of their parents. A clergyman's son frequently shows abnormal tastes for the pleasures that his father denied himself ..." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Galactica has infinite possibilities. In fact, my character may be abnormal in the sense that she may be more independent than most of the women in classic space adventures." - Maren Jensen

"My work involves the physical manifestation of emotional reality. Thus, the invisible becomes visible; the normal, abnormal; and the familiar, unfamiliar. Ordinary life is an endless source of fascination to me in its ritualistic objects and behavior." - Sandy Skoglund

"We're all conditioned that we shouldn't like our brothers and sisters, that we should be angry and fight. But that's abnormal. A lot of people think that the way Serena and I are with one another is weird. It's not." - Venus Williams

"Man must be doing something, or fancy that he is doing something, for in him throbs the creative impulse; the mere basker in the sunshine is not a natural, but an abnormal man." - Henry George

"The difference between Christian thinking and the non-Christian philosopher has always been at this point. The non-Christian philosopher has always said that man is normal now, but biblical Christianity says he is abnormal now." - Francis Schaeffer

"We have studied the Jewish problem scientifically. Essentially it is an abnormal situation that the Jews should live among other races, whereby they violate the great natural law that every race shall live in its own country." - Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

"Music can imply the infinite if enough things depart from the norm far enough. Strange abnormal events can lead to the feeling that anything can happen, and you have a music with no boundaries." - Morton Feldman

"I wasn't raised in a household where it was considered abnormal to be gay. So for me to meet people who use the word 'f-ggot' as an insult, with a derogatory meaning, I can't take it." - Ariana Grande

"It is abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible. It has been written into our spiritual DNA to hunger for the impossibilities around us to bow at the name of Jesus." - Bill Johnson

"Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease." - William Osler

"Gingrich was a far more volatile and aggressive individual than Boehner, but the institutional norms of self-restraint, and perhaps even self-interest, have broken down under the pressure of an increasingly abnormal Republican Party." - George Packer

"Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right to impose choices on other normal adults, except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one person finds another unconscious and administers medical assistance or calls an ambulance." - Tom G Palmer

"Music can imply the infinite if enough things depart from the norm far enough. Strange "abnormal" events can lead to the feeling that anything can happen, and you have a music with no boundaries." - Morton Feldman

"There is an alarming increase of violence and harassment against gay people, something that is being legitimized by the regime as they brand homosexuality as something abnormal and dangerous to children." - Cecilia Malmstrom

"Most people have only half developed their single personalities. That a man should split his into four and more; and should develop each separately and perfectly, was so abnormal that many normals failed to understand it." - Frederick Rolfe

"Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape. What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp." - George Takei

"I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone, and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers." - Giorgio De Chirico

"There's no such thing as a life that is not normal, or, there's no such thing as a life that is not abnormal. We all have amazing lives; we all have very dull lives." - Anne Enright

"They meant abnormal. Divisions of the kind were fashionable at that time, and it was so easy to stifle one's need to help by deciding that help could neither be accepted nor understood." - Janet Frame

"I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, an abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood. Eventually I learned to eat five small meals a day. Now if I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time out to eat some crackers." - Carol Alt

"I think it's a common misconception in the civilian community that the military community is filled with just drills and discipline and pain. They forget that these are humans who are in an abnormal situation." - Adam Driver

"When your results are good, you are obviously going to have a lot of press. And when you start to falter a little bit, you are going to have some criticism, and there is nothing abnormal in that." - Carlos Ghosn

"Every one of us, no matter how damaged or abnormal or shut down, we're all looking for love. Every person needs love in this world, but our views on what love is vary enormously." - Olga Kurylenko

"You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere." - D H Lawrence

"All of us are mad. If it weren't for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn't be any point in giving each person a separate name." - Ugo Betti

"Interesting survey in the current Journal of Abnormal Psychology: New York City has a higher percentage of people you shouldn't make any sudden moves around than any other city in the world." - David Letterman

"I just try and surround myself, for the biggest proportion of time that I can, with people who make me feel normal, because constantly feeling abnormal is quite difficult." - Emma Watson

"While sleep is clearly vital to emotional well-being, what is it, exactly, about sleep that is so necessary? As it turns out, mood disorders are strongly linked to abnormal patterns of dreaming." - Andrew Weil

"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

"Doing everything with one arm, being well-known, and having a book and a movie, it's fairly abnormal. As far as just not having to worry about past experiences, I've healed very well." - Bethany Hamilton

"We call someone a saint in a world in which everyone is abnormal. The normal person becomes extraordinary. But there's nothing extraordinary about being a saint, that's just someone who's somewhat online with life." - Frederick Lenz

"Anger and violence in Gaza and among Gazans is completely predictable. In a situation like ours, the absence of violence and anger would be abnormal. All of of us feel angry at least occasionally." - Izzeldin Abuelaish

"I like to take these unusual characters and then make them as normal as possible, because we all know that the tragedy and the abnormal always hides itself behind the normal." - Isabelle Huppert

"ACT psychology is a psychology of the normal. A lot of the psychologies that are out there are built on the psychology of the abnormal. We have all these syndromal boxes that we can put people in and so forth. The actual evidence on syndromes is not very good. There's no specific biological marker for any of the things that you see talked about in the media. Even things like schizophrenia - there's no specific and sensitive biological markers for these things. There may be some abnormal processes involved, but vastly more of human suffering comes from normal processes that run away from us." - Steven C. Hayes



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