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The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
The cynic finds love with the idealist. The rebel with the conformist. The social butterfly with the bookworm. They help each other balance their lives.
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.
J. Paul Getty
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.
We are so conformist; nobody is thinking. We are all sucking up stuff; we have been trained to be consumers, and we are all consuming far too much.
I think that certainly the artists of the '40s, '50s and '60s were fighting a very conformist society, which didn't give them enough space to live or create, and they were bucking all kinds of spoken and unspoken rules.
School is very conformist, and one of the very first conforming that goes on in preschool and kindergarten is gender.
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.
Even if we're not doing anything wrong, there are certain things we want to do that we don't think can withstand the scrutinizing eye of other people. And those are often the most important things that we do. The things we do when other people are watching are things that are conformist, obedient, normal, and unnotable.
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.
The conformist understands that the reason of his desperate look for conformism is that he realises he is different and that he never accepted his difference.
What always made me proud - almost blushing with pride - is that Francis Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg all told me that 'The Conformist' is their first modern influence.
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.
The medical profession is - and knows itself to be - endemically conservative and conformist.
Not long ago, a hat was a conformist accessory. Then the 1960s came along, and young people didn't want to wear hats.
I wanted to have a reaction from the audience. I wanted to be able to talk to somebody, and not be talking just to myself. That's when I did 'The Conformist,' 'Last Tango in Paris,' etc. And I found it was incredibly rewarding, something new.
I am a believer and a conformist.
Communism was something so hideous that you had to be an exceptional conformist or a fool not to see the evil around you.
The British cinema had been very dull and conformist.
A lot of singers find a musical genre people like and stick with it. That's being a conformist. I sing ballads, rock, salsa, rap.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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