Conventional Quotes

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.

Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.

I have tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic. And the others either give me a stiff neck or lockjaw.

Dominant stories and the conventional paradigms need not to be bluntly callow in pressing home their dogmatism: they are the air we breath. When America unexamined finds its way into the nooks and crannies of liberal arts curricula, few suggest that students are being indoctrinated; but when America hyperexamined makes a small indentation on the […]

When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.

Convention is like the shell to the chick, a protection till he is strong enough to break it through.

Our dangers, as it seems to me, are not from the outrageous but from the conforming; not from those who rarely and under the lurid glare of obloquy upset our moral complaisance, or shock us with unaccustomed conduct, but from those, the mass of us, who take their virtues and tastes, like their shirts and […]

The social molds civilization fits us into have no more relation to our actual shapes than the conventional shapes of the constellations have to real star patterns.

Make no mistake. There is no such thing as a conventional nuclear weapon.

I like being unconventional.