Nonconformity Related Quotes



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.

Eric Hoffer


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Where all think alike there is little danger of innovation.

Edward Abbey


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“A writer or painter cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of nonconformity alive.”

Luis Buñuel


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“Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!”

George Bernard Shaw


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Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.

Jack Kerouac


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“There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:This is me damn it! I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take me... or leave me. Accept me - or walk away! Do not try to make me feel like less of a person, just because I don't fit your idea of who I should be and don't try to change me to fit your mold. If I need to change, I alone will make that decision.When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%, good and bad - you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you.”

Stacey Charter


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All art is based on nonconformity ... Without nonconformity we would have had no Bill of Rights or Magna Carta, no public education system, no nation upon this continent, no continent, no science at all, no philosophy, and considerably fewer religions.

Ben Shahn


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Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication, and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us --- and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.

Carl Sagan


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Passive resistance is a sport for gentleman (and ladies)-just like the pursuit of war, a heroic enterprise for the ruling classes but a grievous burden on the rest.

Kenneth Kaunda


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Madness is only a variety of mental nonconformity and we are all individualists here.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings


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