"Most people are pinheads."
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition
from mediocre minds."
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best
night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight
the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop
It's a good idea not to live your life just to please others.
You don't please yourself and you end up not pleasing anyone else.
But if you please yourself, maybe you'll please someone else.
"What the public reproaches you for--cultivate it! It's you."
"If you think this is weird, just look at yourselves."
"The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self-awareness."
--(the character) Annie Savoy in the film Bull Durham
"Those unaware are unaware of being unaware."
"Remember if people talk behind your back,
it only means you're two steps ahead!
"The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further
than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find
himself in places no one has ever been."
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow
yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's
definition of your life, but define yourself."
"Those of us forged in the crucibles of difference know that
survival is not an academic skill."
"I have all the defects of other people and yet
everything they do seems inconceivable to me."
"The liberation of the human mind has never been furthered
--H. L. Mencken
"When you are fascinated with the world,
the world is fascinated with you."
"The world is full of pathetic morons.
You are not alone, unique, or memorable."