Nonconformity Related Quotes
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.
Nonconformity is an empty goal, and rebellion against prevailing opinion merely because it is prevailing should no more be praised than acquiescence to it. Indeed, it is often a mask for cowardice, and few are more pathetic than those who flaunt outer differences to expiate their inner surrender.
“A writer or painter cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of nonconformity alive.”
It isn't fair that there's pressure exerted on those who choose to live on the edges of the bell-shaped curve of normal.
Every great historic change has been based on nonconformity, has been bought either with the blood or with the reputation of nonconformists.
The human condition ... is defined by the aspiration to always supersede oneself, which in turn requires nonconformity.