The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.— Carl Rogers
Charming Abnormality quotations
...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
Not everything that steps out of line, and thus "abnormal", must necessarily be "inferior".
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?
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.
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.
If people only knew the healing power of laughter and joy, many of our fine doctors would be out of business. Joy is one of nature's greatest medicines. Joy is always healthy. A pleasant state of mind tends to bring abnormal conditions back to normal.
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".
Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
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.
Al Gore's performances could be a case study in abnormal-psychology classes.
An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.
The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon.
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.
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.
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.
We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.
When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.
My idea of an interesting person is someone who is quite proud of their seemingly abnormal life and turns their disadvantage into a career.
Successful cooperation in or by formal organizations is the abnormal, not the normal, condition.
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.
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.
Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
I was really careful in making monsters faint rather than die.
I think that young people playing games have an abnormal concept about dying. They start to lose and say, ‘I’m dying.’ It’s not right for kids to think about a concept of death that way. They need to treat death with more respect.
Depressed people think they know themselves, but maybe they only know depression.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
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.
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.
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.
I have a problem when people say something's real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I've always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.
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.
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.
It takes a person of great care and insight to watch for any abnormality in the green grass even while it grows abundantly and healthily.