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Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
I went to a doctor and told him I felt normal on acid, that I was a light bulb in a world of moths. That is what the manic state is like.
I'd be a liar if I said I had a normal family.
I do understand what it is to not want to commit to someone, knowing that might bring pain or commit to a life that has to do with being responsible to people other than myself. These things, I think, are normal things.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal - a sort of 'voting' situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.
But I think it's more normal for my team to have no success than it is to win two consecutive European cups.
The absence of God in most spheres of life is perceived to be normal, and even Christians feel it as normal - which is why absorbing the culture all around us and its priorities is so dangerous.
I just try and surround myself, for the biggest proportion of time that I can, with people who make me feel normal, because constantly feeling abnormal is quite difficult.
I wasn't one of those girls who always dreamed of being an actress. I went to a normal school and then these film auditioners turned up when I was nine. Then I just fell into this whirlwind.
I consider myself normal. I've spent 20 years in the pool. I consider that something that's normal.
Normal is such a hard word to use, because everyone's idea of normal is different. Real is what the word is. I think you either live a real life or you live a weird celebrity pseudolife. I think I lead a really real life.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
I was happier before, when I lead a normal life.
Everybody should be normal. Everybody should be nice. I think they go hand in hand, and that to me is the default setting.
That's the thing with animated films - I often feel that puppets get the better parts compared to us normal actresses.
Helena Bonham Carter
I like to just think of myself as a normal person who just has a passion, has a goal and a dream and goes out and does it. And that's really how I've always lived my life.
When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb.
Of course, learning is strengthened and solidified when it occurs in a safe, secure and normal environment.
On a normal day, we value heroism because it is uncommon. On Sept. 11, we valued heroism because it was everywhere.
Sometimes I eavesdrop on people. I could rationalize it - oh, this is good anthropological research for characters I'm writing - but it's basically just nosiness. It also helps me gauge where I'm at: Am I normal?
I'm a complete hypochondriac. If my heart starts beating a little faster than normal, I think I'm having an attack.
I stayed in Baghdad every summer until I was 14. My dad's sister is still there, but many of my relatives have managed to get out. People forget that there are still people there who are not radicalized in any particular direction, trying to live normal lives in a very difficult situation.
Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade.
My performance outfits are very Marie Antoinette, sparkly corsets... and full skirts. And then we do another look that's '50s-inspired. Poufy skirts, big bows. Very fun, girlie and young, but otherwise, when I'm not in costume, I dress really normal.
It's true that I'm drawn to unusual stories. Normal roles don't really attract me.
The image we have would be impossible for Mickey Mouse to maintain. We're just... normal people.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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