dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are.— Kurt Cobain
Relaxing Non Conformity quotations
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.
We come from the mentality, that rarely sees the horror in symmetry or the beauty in non-conformity
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
In this age, the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric.
My darling girl, when are you going to understand that "normal" isn't a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.
There will be haters, there will be doubters, there will be non-believers, and then there will be You, proving them wrong.
I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.
To be a genuine individualist requires a great deal of strength and courage.
It is never easy to chart new territory, to cross new frontiers, or to introduce subtle shadings to an established color.
I was very far away. My real life had gone underground and could not be seen by anybody. The person at the surface that everybody saw was no longer me.
The opposite of courage in our society isn't cowardice, its conformity.
Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing.
Find your own path, and stay on it.
As an artist, it is central to be unsatisfied.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
All change is the result of a change in the contemporary state of mind.
A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity
If you take responsibility for what you are doing to yourself, how you produce your symptoms, how you produce your illness, how you produce your existence-the very moment you get in touch with yourself-growth begins, integration begins.
All my work keeps going like a pendulum;
it seems to swing back to something I was involved with earlier, or it moves between horizontality and verticality, circularlity, or a composite of them. For me, I suppose, that change is the only constant.
Becoming is superior to being.
Let's teach them how to dream big, let us teach them never to conform.
What is a rebel? A man who says no.
All new ideas begin in a non-conforming mind that questions some tenet of the conventional wisdom.
... he who has independent ideas is hated by the mass[es].
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
To be original, or different, is felt to be "dangerous."
In any society, the artist has a responsibility.
His effectiveness is certainly limited and a painter or writer cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of non-conformity alive. Thanks to them the powerful can never affirm that everyone agrees with their acts. That small difference is important.
You spoke about things they couldn't see and so they laughed.
Yet to row up the dark river against the current, to take the unknown road blindly, stubbornly, and to search for words rooted like the knotted olive tree- let them laugh. And to yearn for the other world to inhabit today's suffocating loneliness, this ravaged present- let them be.
When you reach the bottom of the well of your own nature, then you will know that the vileness was from yourself.
A lot of times nerds are really artists listening to the beat of another drummer.
Do you think I know what I'm doing? That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself? As much as a pen knows what it's writing, or the ball can guess where it's going next.
I am myself. That is not enough.
If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility.
You alone are responsible for every moment of your life, for every one of your acts.
I always wonder why some people see things as weird and some people don't.
A writer or painter cannot change the world.
But they can keep an essential margin of nonconformity alive.
Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s.
There are a lot of things in this world that are more important than being popular. Being true to yourself is one of them.
And if the soul Is to know itself It is into a soul That it must look: The stranger and the enemy, we've seen him in the mirror.
You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone.
My surface is myself. Under which to witness, youth is buried. Roots? Everybody has roots.
When I am told I am too old to do something, I try to do it right away.