Normal Quotations

A ‘normal person’ is what is left after society has squeezed out all unconventional opinions and aspirations out of a human being.
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana –

But there is no obvious reason for holding that some normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults, as paternalists of both left and right believe.
– Tom G. Palmer –

For every “Drive Safely” sign, shouldn’t there be a “Resume Normal Driving” sign?
– Robert Brault-

In certain kinds of writing, particularly in art criticism and literary criticism, it is normal to come across long passages which are almost completely lacking in meaning.
– George Orwell –

It’s a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.
– Charles E. McKenzie –

I’ve recently started a dating app for chickens. It’s not my normal day job,
it’s just to make hens meet.
– Author Unknown –

Normal sized babies are delivered by stork. Heavier babies are delivered by crane.
– Author Unknown –

Normal people… believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet.
– Scott Adams –

Remember, as far as anyone knows, we’re a nice normal family.
– Author Unknown –

The ghastly thing about postal strikes is that after they are over, the service returns to normal.
– Richard J. Needham –

The government in Egypt has asked the city’s taxi drivers to drive around Cairo sounding their car horns. It is hoped that the familiar sounds of the city will induce a return to tranquility and normality following the recent pandemic.
Operation Toot ‘n Calm ‘Em will last for the rest of the week.
– Author Unknown –

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.
– Alfred Adler –

The weirder you’re going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.
– P. J. O’Rourke –

What do you call just one, normal potato?
A Commontater.
– Author Unknown –

When you finally accept that it’s OK not to have answers and it’s OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.
– Winona Ryder –

You know what kind of person it takes to run for President? Not normal.
– David Baldacci –

15 thoughts on “Normal Quotations

    1. Hopefully someone wants to run for President (in the U.S.A) who isn’t anything like the current or past President! It seems like a good time to get rid of the old guard!

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    1. And to follow-up on that, Shaw’s great quote: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” 🙂

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    1. I’ve been collecting quotations for many years – one of the reasons I started blogging was to share what I have found!

      The internet has made collecting quotes much easier, though sometimes assigning proper credit is problematic. That’s the thing about the internet, nothing can be accepted as being the unbiased, accurate truth without verifying sources. Of course, verifying the author of a quote is mostly not important compared to verifying the source of so much of the information that is driving wedges between large groups of people!

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