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Norms Quotes

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Questioning cultural norms opens new vistas of happiness and purpose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

People are going to behave however the social norms permit,
and beyond that.
- Max Cannon

The repudiation of the primacy of understanding means
the repudiation of the norms of judgment as well,
and hence the abandonment of all ethical standards.
- Johan Huizinga

In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements
of those who are above average,
so that the school's demands will be at a level easily
maintained by the majority.
- James S. Coleman

 

To conquer nature is, in effect, to remove all natural
barriers and human norms and to substitute artificial,
fabricated equivalents for natural processes.
- Alex Campbell

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.
- Anne Parillaud

For to change the norms, the very foci of attention,
of a cultural system is a difficult task -
far more complex than that of changing an individual's attitudes and interests.
- James S. Coleman

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Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in
middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward
those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
- James S. Coleman

Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.
- Anthony Storr

For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the
coarse are becoming our cultural norms,
even our cultural ideal.
- Carl Bernstein

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.
- Stanley Fish

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.
- Natan Sharansky

Here's a bunch of people practising a new set of behavioural norms.
Apparently it didn't work because a lot of them got sick.
That's the conclusion.
You don't necessarily know why it happened.
But you start there.
- Kary Mullis

The mother must socialize her daughter to become subordinate to men,
and if her daughter challenges patriarchal norms,
the mother is likely to defend the patriarchal structures
against her own daughters.
- Carol P. Christ

As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories,
many her own invention.
She, too, tended to reverse the norm.
- Tanith Lee

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.
- Ben Edwards

I always thought, because America is supposed to be the land of the free,
nudity would be part of the norm over there,
but it isn't.
It's surprising.
- Mark Roberts

The Gospel has to be the norm.
- Hans Kung

But nowadays hymns are the norm, because people don't have much else to sing.
- Richard Morris

Using the word weird implies that there is a norm.
- Robyn Hitchcock

As soon as a norm is established, people start questioning it,
which is probably a good thing in the end.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I like companies that try and break away from the norm.
- Lawrence Taylor

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most
effective tool we have to repair the environmental
harm that is causing a species to decline.
- Norm Dicks

In England, there are so many TV commercials with nudity in them,
and there are so many TV programs that show nudity on a regular basis.
It's becoming more of a norm.
- Mark Roberts

Differences are scarier now.
The dollar isn't so guaranteed if you don't follow
what they see as the norm.
But I don't moan about it.
I just keep working.
- Marlee Matlin

So long as the New Testament served to decipher the Old,
it was taken as an absolute norm.
- Paul Ricoeur

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs,
doctrines - these are of trifling import.
All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
- Henry Miller

Stock kernels will be the norm for some time.
- Bill Hayden

Some people, and I am one of them, hate happy ends.
We feel cheated.
Harm is the norm.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I think that teaching coaches are the norm now.
- Oscar Robertson

Something becomes personal when it deviates from the norm.
- Kathryn Bigelow

For decades, the journalistic norm had been that the
private lives of public officials remained private
unless that life impinged on public performance.
- Roger Mudd

Challenges make you discover things about yourself
that you never really knew.
They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
- Cicely Tyson

That's like making fun of a maniac because his brain isn't completely right,
because he isn't in the norm.
- Alice Cooper

If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company,
creative people will be the norm.
- Jim Gilmore

I know a lot of reporters certainly will go to jail
to defend confidential sources.
Some have even gone to jail for an issue like this.
But I can't say that's the norm.
- Floyd Abrams

When the congregation becomes the norm by which sermons are measured,
a minister has put a mortgage on his soul.
- Ralph W. Sockman

Our essential differences from the norm are both huge
and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to
be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature.
- Malcolm Boyd

When people conclude that all is futile,
then the absurd becomes the norm.
- Stanley Crouch

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.
- David Rockefeller

But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm,
use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song.
- Travis Barker

Mr. Chairman, obviously a $60 million cut in the National
Endowment for the Arts would be a disaster.
- Norm Dicks

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.
- Betty Buckley

I would love to stay at SNL forever.
But you can't stay in the same place.
People think you're a loser.
- Norm MacDonald

More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion,
but I'm still amazed at the number who aren't and where
the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume
that mom's got to be the one who stays home,
not dad.
- James Levine

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.
- Guy Picciotto

We are also working on the restoration of salmon runs,
and we are doing a new process of mass marking with
these fish so we can tell the wild fish from the hatchery fish.
- Norm Dicks

Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense
the authority to design a new civilian personnel system
for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill.
- Norm Dicks

More than 60,000 jobs have been lost in the commercial
aviation industry in the United States since 1999.
- Norm Dicks

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.
- Myriam Miedzian

In 2003, the value of Airbus's orders was more than
twice as much as Boeing's.
- Norm Dicks

When you go into court you are putting your fate into
the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
- Norm Crosby

I met Elvis first in Las Vegas.
I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came
backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello.
- Norm Crosby

In fact, at Olympic National Park in my district,
they 3 years ago had 130 summer employees they brought in for temporary work.
This summer they have 25 because they cannot afford more.
- Norm Dicks

You get paid more at McDonald's than you do under the existing minimum wage.
- Norm Coleman

The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular
agencies of government in the United States.
- Norm Dicks

In my own area, Hood Canal, we are working with the
USGS on dealing with this oxygenation problem.
- Norm Dicks

Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm -
walking the high wire without a safety net.
Our experience is not so different from those who march
to the beat of different drummers.
- Billy Joel

Overtime, hatchery fish tend to show signs of domestication
and these traits adapted to the hatchery environment
can make it more difficult to survive in the wild.
- Norm Dicks

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.
- Mark Zuckerberg

We have to get away from the class warfare and recognize
that we are growing jobs by helping small business.
- Norm Coleman

This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts
has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
- Norm Dicks

I'm not gay, so I don't know much about Broadway musicals.
- Norm MacDonald

I remember those great days when we were at $176 million
before the Reagan Revolution came to town.
- Norm Dicks

So when people go to the park this summer,
they are not going to have the same quality of a visit.
There is not going to be a ranger out on the trail
to tell them about the important cultural and historic
areas within the Olympic National Park.
- Norm Dicks

The time has come for the American government to recognize
the damage that has occurred to our economy,
and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is
both unfair and illegal foreign competition.
- Norm Dicks

During the past 30 years, European governments have
provided more than $15 billion in the form of low-
and no-cost loans to Airbus for the specific purpose
of developing new aircraft lines.
- Norm Dicks

It is easy to criticize, particularly in a political season.
But to lead is something altogether different.
The leader must live in the real world of the price
that might be paid for the goal that has been set.
- Norm Coleman

Over 30 years ago, Airbus was founded by a European consortium of French,
German, and later Spanish and British companies to
compete in the large commercial aircraft industry with U.S.
companies.
- Norm Dicks

What I did was sit down with the Washington State officials,
with the historic preservation people,
with the tribe, the local community,
the port of Port Angeles,
and we worked this thing out, and we protected the tribe's interest.
- Norm Dicks

These subsidies from four European governments,
which include aircraft launch assistance,
capital injections, debt forgiveness,
have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost.
- Norm Dicks


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