Society demands conformity at the expense of individual liberty. Let us be for once a non conformist to be fully alive.
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
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.
Don't you get tired of seeing so many "non-conformists" with the same non-conformist look?
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
In the traditional urban novel, there is only survival or not. The suburban idea, the conformist idea, that agony can be seen to and cured by doctors or psychoanalysis or self-knowledge is nowhere to be found in the city. Talking is a way of life, but it is not a cure. Same with religion.
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.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.
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.
Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating. There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had.
Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing. Find your own path, and stay on it.
We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists.
Cat people are different, to the extent that they generally are not conformists. How could they be, with a cat running their lives?
I think religion is a bunch of hooey, and I think that the holidays are an opportunity for people to get stressed out, getting their rush to shop. It's so conformist.
I am a believer and a conformist.
Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.
School is very conformist, and one of the very first conforming that goes on in preschool and kindergarten is gender.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
The British cinema had been very dull and conformist.
My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist. Although I am not a Communist I refused to fall in line by hating them.
Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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