A Small Assortment of Quotes on Being Normal

I spent my writing time today in a class on Mausoleums, because that’s research for the story I’m working on. I’ve done no knitting or crocheting and I feel no shame about it. 

Untrue. I’ve made several swatches which I’ve ripped out because I didn’t like them enough to share them. Swatches are to knitting and crocheting what research  is to writing: necessary, but only worth sharing when you’ve learned something. Well, at least something more than “well, that didn’t work like I thought I did.

I considered writing a post about feeling sad and maybe a little insulted that one of my coworkers though my normal clothing was a costume, but it’s Halloween and I was wearing my spiderweb scarf with a grey dress, so I suppose I could have been going for something other than “I like this outfit and this scarf is my one concession to the holiday,” but I actually thought it was funny.

Instead, I present a small assortment of quotes on being normal (or not, as the case may be.)

“My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.” – Aunt Frances

― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

“I, myself, am strange and unusual.”

– Lydia Deets, Beetlejuice 

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are some one else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
― Oscar Wilde

One thought on “A Small Assortment of Quotes on Being Normal

  1. Heather

    “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” –Morticia Addams

    And besides, the Mausoleums class is good old-fashioned creepy fun. 😀


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