Quotations list about norms captions citing Frank Zappa, Jim Gilmore and Anthony Storr sayings.
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
— Frank Zappa
If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company, creative people will be the norm.
— Jim Gilmore norms quote
Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.
— Anthony Storr
Because if you say men and women are the same and if male behaviour is the norm, and women are always expected to act like men, we will never be as good at being men as men are.
— Dee Dee Myers
For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal.
— norms quotation by Carl Bernstein
As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories, many her own invention.
She, too, tended to reverse the norm.
Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
In my prints I try to show that we live in a beautiful and orderly world and not in a chaos without norms, as we sometimes seem to. My subjects are also often playful. I cannot help mocking all our unwavering certainties. It is, for example, great fun deliberately to confuse two and three dimensions, the plane and space, or to poke fun at gravity. Are you sure that a floor cannot also be a ceiling? Are you absolutely certain that you go up when you walk up a staircase? Can you be definite that it is impossible to eat your cake and have it?
We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture.
Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.
The legacy of women's war work is our present post-industrial employment structure. It was the war that created the demand for a technologically advanced, de-skilled, low-paid, non-unionized female workforce and paved the way for making part-time work the norm for married women now. A generation later, it was the daughters of wartime women workers who completed their mothers' campaign for equal pay.
In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression.
Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully human.
As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment.
Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines --these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
In a world where the outrageous has become the norm, stable organizations make no sense.
There is a totalitarian regime inside every one of us.
We are ruled by a ruthless politburo which sets our norms and drives us from one five-year plan to another. The autonomous individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.
People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people - and that social norm is just something that has evolved over time.
Broadway has changed tremendously from the early days when the shows were referred to as musical comedies. Musical Theater is now a more expanded art form. Back then, singer/actors were not the norm. From the 60's to now, it is necessary to do it all to be a consummate Broadway performer.
The trick to balance is to not make sacrificing important things become the norm.
I think every album you have to stretch further and further, give people another piece of you. But then I always try to deviate from the norm.
I don't want to drive the markets crazy.
I don't want to create trouble, but rather order and rules and norms. We have to struggle against financial excesses, those who speculate with sovereign debt, those who develop financial products which have done so much harm.
In 'The General Strike,' we celebrate those who bring a new vision for the world to the table. People who stand for workers rights, human rights, a just representative political system, and a new mode of doing business where sustainability is the norm not the exception.
Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
I try to live the moment and not obey laws, rules, conventions, or norms;
to react to a sensation, a feeling, or an emotion. You can't program emotion.
I think there's always a call for people who are bucking the norm.
But I don't expect it to happen now because I think that more than ever the entertainment industry is trying to serve as a distraction, to keep people from thinking too hard.
Many people on the political left found my work psychologically liberating.
They began to say: once you realize that standards emerge historically, then you can see through and discard all the norms to which we have been falsely enslaved.
For decades, the journalistic norm had been that the private lives of public officials remained private unless that life impinged on public performance.
Due to the political nature of film, partisan film making, especially where the subject is close to the film makers hart, tend to be the norm, rather than the exception.
Only weeks after Oslo began, when nearly all the world and most of Israel was drunk with the idea of peace, I argued that a Palestinian society not constrained by democratic norms would be a fear society that would pose a grave threat to Israel.
When people conclude that all is futile, then the absurd becomes the norm.
Stock kernels will be the norm for some time.
The Gospel has to be the norm.
People are going to behave however the social norms permit, and beyond that.
Something becomes personal when it deviates from the norm.
I like companies that try and break away from the norm.