Aberration quotes:

  • I am of the very last generation who didn't have computers at school. As we grow old we'll become something of an aberration. -- Steve Coogan
  • Today we have a temporary aberration called "industrial capitalism" which is inadvertently liquidating its two most important sources of capital, the natural world and properly functioning societies. No sensible capitalist would do that. -- Amory Lovins
  • I have no problem with it. I don't look on homosexuality as an aberration. It's just they way they're born, and how could any relationship between two people in a committed relationship be wrong, regardless of gender? -- Andrea Thompson
  • I'm very proud of being Italian-American, but people don't realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who's the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver. -- Chazz Palminteri
  • Well, yes, I mean, I think that, you know, my sources suggest that there's a lot of support for the notion that there is a lot of Koran abuse and that it was very much a systematic design, not just an aberration. -- Jane Mayer
  • Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit. -- John Grierson
  • Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. -- Anatole France
  • Human progress is furthered, not by conformity, but by aberration. -- H. L. Mencken
  • Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity. -- Remy de Gourmont
  • Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration. -- Pat Conroy
  • This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom. -- Stendhal
  • The era of the political was one of anomie: crisis, violence, madness and revolution. The era of the trans-political is that of anomaly: an aberration of no consequence, contemporaneous with the event of no consequence. -- Jean Baudrillard
  • It appears, from all that precedes, reasonably certain that if there be any relative motion between the earth and the luminiferous ether, it must be small; quite small enough entirely to refute Fresnel's explanation of aberration. -- Albert A. Michelson
  • Homosexuality appeared as one of the forms of sexuality when it was transposed from the practice of sodomy into a kind of interior androgyny, a hermaphroditism of the soul. The sodomite had been a temporary aberration; the homosexual was now a species. -- Michel Foucault
  • In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nations, inheriting our follies, are now directing our history. -- Albert Camus
  • The greatest minds, as they are capable of the highest excellencies, are open likewise to the greatest aberrations; and those who travel very slowly may yet make far greater progress, provided they keep always to the straight road, than those who, while they run, forsake it. -- Rene Descartes
  • This is a source of much embarrassment and puzzlement to me about myself. (It) probably requires psychoanalysis of why there is this aberration in my life. The rest of my conduct, I think you will agree, is not reflective of my driving record, and I apologized for it. -- Zulima Farber
  • The captain, thinking over this event afterward, realized that by his own lifelong standards he had a crew composed entirely of lunatics, with himself well to the front in degree of aberration; but he was fairly sure that this particular form of insanity was going to be useful. -- Hal Clement
  • The time will come when public opinion will no longer tolerate amusements based on the mistreatment and killing of animals. The time will come, but when? When will we reach the point that hunting, the pleasure in killing animals for sport, will be regarded as a mental aberration? -- Albert Schweitzer
  • Most of us abandoned the idea of a life full of adventure and travel sometime between puberty and our first job. Our dreams died under the dark weight of responsibility. Occasionally the old urge surfaces, and we label it with names that suggest psychological aberrations: the big chill, a midlife crisis. -- Tim Cahill
  • We shortchange ourselves by regarding religious faith as a matter of intellectual assent. This is a modern aberration; the traditional Christian view is far more holistic, regarding faith as a whole-body experience. Sometimes it is, as W.H. Auden described it, 'a matter of choosing what is difficult all one's days as if it were easy. -- Kathleen Norris
  • When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against them. It's a remarkably shrewd and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it. -- John Kenneth Galbraith
  • The "norm" for humanity is love. Brutality is an aberration. We are not sinners by nature. We learn to be bad. We are taught to stray from our good paths. We are made to be crazy by other people who are also crazy and who draw for us a map of the world which is ugly, negative, fearful, and crazy. -- Jack D. Forbes
  • What I have is P.H. positive chronic myeloid leukemia, which is an aberration in your white blood cells. -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Capitalism is not so much an aberration as a step on an evolutionary path, and one that contains within it some of the answers to its own contradictions. -- Geoff Mulgan
  • The 200 years when Britain and the US were the top two economies were an aberration and that will change. The decline of empires has happened much faster than folks think. I believe that gold will be a far better bet in 20 years than the dollar. -- Tom Winnifrith
  • Blair's support for the Americans should not be seen as an aberration; on the contrary, it is closely linked to the main contours of New Labour policy. This has been a government that has majored on hyperbole, but in fact, from the outset it was hugely timid and cravenly orthodox. -- Martin Jacques
  • Stories about mental aberration and oddity only make sense in context. Just how do people live with someone who is peculiar, gifted, strange or alien? It's odd because there's a little part of me that wants to write about exotic, strange bizarre subjects. Instead, I've rather reluctantly realised that what I write about is families. -- Mark Haddon
  • The only aberration is denial of self. -- L. Ron Hubbard
  • The love of freedom is actually an aberration. -- Dennis Prager
  • We are fundamentally good, and evil is an aberration. -- Desmond Tutu
  • Every mode of travel has its signature mental aberration. -- Mary Roach
  • Capitalism, as practiced, is a financially profitable, non-sustainable aberration in human development. -- Paul Hawken
  • We are much too tolerant of the moral aberration of statesmen and bureaucrats. -- Kenzaburo Oe
  • Are you an aberration to your species?' she cried. 'Cats don't look for approval! -- Gregory Maguire
  • By what aberration has suicide, the only truly normal action, become the attribute of the flawed? -- Emile M. Cioran
  • Just to make sure the odd humanoid aberration doesn't get away, always pin it through the nuts. -- Ilona Andrews
  • I've done every other thing in life except intimacy. That's the aberration, the thing I've never had. -- Kevin Sessums
  • One may wonder indeed whether the pretense of superior health is not itself rapidly becoming a mental aberration. -- Rene Dubos
  • Common morality now treats childbearing as an aberration. There are practically no good reasons left for exercising one's fertility. -- Germaine Greer
  • Because again, if Lucifer can make an aberration seem normal- or better yet, evil seem normal, he has made striking inroads. -- Sheri L. Dew
  • You treat violence as an aberration ... when in truth it is the norm. It is the very essence of the human condition. -- Dan Simmons
  • The illusion of skill is not only an individual aberration; it is deeply ingrained in the culture of the [investment management] industry. -- Daniel Kahneman
  • Evil deeds are the fruit of an evil heart. They are not an aberration from our true self but a revelation of it. -- Sinclair B. Ferguson
  • The throwaway economy that has been evolving over the last half-century is an aberration, now itself headed for the junk heap of history. -- Lester R. Brown
  • The cold war was an aberration. Note how quickly the Europeans turned on America once 400 hostile divisions were no longer on their borders. -- Bill Vaughan
  • Do you believe this is simply trickle-down Machiavellianism in much the same way that Communism trickled down as an aberration of its original intent? -- Larisa Alexandrovna
  • Obviously, I think it was an aberration, but it is a reality. We're still a team that won nine games, but this one was a real shock. -- Larry Coker
  • People are subject to moods, to temptations and fears, lethargy and aberration and ignorance, and the staunchest qualities shift under the stresses and strains of daily life. -- Ilka Chase
  • Today we have a temporary aberration called "industrial capitalism" which is inadvertently liquidating its two most important sources of capital, the natural world and properly functioning societies. -- Amory Lovins
  • [People] think that they run the world. They think this election's an aberration. They think that [Donald] Trump is subhuman and a gigantic accident and that they're all threatened. -- Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
  • [People] think that they run the world. They think this election's an aberration. They think that [Donald] Trump is subhuman and a gigantic accident and that they're all threatened. -- Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
  • I think overall the majority of people who are practicing it as a subject are following the right line. For the aberration, don't blame yoga or the whole community of yogis -- B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Far from being an aberration that is not representative of Christianity, the persecution of heretics follows logically from the connection of faith and salvation as presented by Jesus in the Gospels. -- Shadia Drury
  • Fat girl, terrestrial, my summer, my night, How is it I find you in difference, see you there In a moving contour, a change not quite completed? You are familiar yet an aberration. -- Wallace Stevens