If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
People May Hate You For Being Different and Not Living By Society's Standards,but Deep Down,They Wish They Had The Courage To Do The Same.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.
Competitive strategy is about being different. It means deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
The Lounge Lizards were relating with a tradition and it was like I was playing within a musical context. The guitar playing stood out as being different in some way. That was a real education for me.
Recognizing Quebec as being different, recognizing our history, recognizing our identity, has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never been a threat to national unity.
I grew up in Dallas, with cowboys. I was the only guy in sixth grade with long hair and an earring. Let's just say I got a lot of, er, flak for being different.
I don't think people were betting on me, but they were giving me a chance. I think I rode a wave there, by being different in appearance than the girls who preceded me.
I'm not different for the sake of being different, only for the desperate sake of being myself. I can't join your gang: you'd think I was a phony and I'd know it.
So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others.
The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself.
Not everyone is capable of madness; and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the courage for it.
No two people have the same reality
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