„The difference between a normal person and an insane one is precisely that the normal person has all the diseases of the mind, while the madman has only one!“

—  Robert Musil, livro O Homem sem Qualidades

Fonte: The Man Without Qualities

Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História
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1880 - 1942

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„It crosses my mind that Cinna's calm and normal demeanor masks a complete madman.“

—  Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Cinna to Katniss Everdeen, p. 67
Fonte: The Hunger Games trilogy, The Hunger Games (2008)
Contexto: "I want the audience to recognize you when you're in the arena," says Cinna dreamily. "Katniss, the girl who was on fire."
It crosses my mind that Cinna's calm and normal demeanor masks a complete madman.

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„Not all women like a beating. Only the normal ones.“

—  Nélson Rodrigues Brazilian writer and playwright 1912 - 1980

Flor de Obsessão: as 1000 melhores frases de Nelson Rodrigues, Companhia das Letras, 1992
Variante: All women like a beating.

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„The first False Issue one normally encounters is the claim that it has 'no real power'.“

—  Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist 1949 - 2011

1990s, The Monarchy: A Critique of Britain's Favourite Fetish
Contexto: The first False Issue one normally encounters is the claim that it has 'no real power'. One never quite knows what 'real' is intended to mean here, but the conventions of the False Issue lead one to guess that the word is doing duty for 'formal'. Thus is the red herring introduced. A moment later, the same speaker is telling another listener of all the good things that monarchy is a 'force' for. These good things invariably turn out to be connected to power. They are things like 'stability', 'unity', 'national cohesion', 'continuity' and other things for which powerless people would find it difficult to be a force. Edmund Wilson would have had little trouble noticing, furthermore, that all the above good things are keywords for conservative and establishment values.

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„Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.“

—  Sigmund Freud, livro The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud

Analysis Terminable and Interminable, sect. 5 (1937); reprinted in Complete Works, Standard Edition, vol. 23 (ed. James Strachey and Anna Freud. 1964); as quoted in The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations by Robert Andrews, Penguin Books, 2001.

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„the major distinction between intercourse (normal) and rape (abnormal) is that the normal happens so often that one cannot get anyone to see anything wrong with it.“

—  Catharine A. MacKinnon American feminist and legal activist 1946

Sexuality, Pornography, and Method: "Pleasure under Patriarchy" (1989) Ethics, Vol. 99, No. 2 pp. 314-346

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