Unconventional Quotes

Unconventional Quotes by Erik Prince, Rae Carson, Sarah Paulson, Lynn Shelton, Tony Hsieh, John Cameron Mitchell and many others.

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President Trump should appoint a special presidential envoy and empower them to wage an unconventional war against Taliban and Daesh forces, to hold the corrupt officials accountable and to negotiate with their Afghan counterparts and the Afghan Taliban that are willing to reconcile with Kabul.
Erik Prince
I must be honest here; I don’t think there’s such a thing as ‘unconventional’ when it comes to YA. YA readers are the most open-minded in the literary world. They’ll read anything.
Rae Carson
My choices in life have been unconventional, and that’s my business. But I do want to live responsibly and truthfully without hiding.
Sarah Paulson
I can connect with whoever I want to connect with in the world. And I can also write my own script. I don’t have to follow rules. I can sort of just be unconventional.
Lynn Shelton
To WOW, you must differentiate yourself, which means do something a little unconventional and innovative. You must do something that’s above and beyond what’s expected. And whatever you do must have an emotional impact on the receiver.
Tony Hsieh
I walk out of my apartment, and St. Vincent’s is standing there like a ghost ship. That was the ground zero of AIDS in New York: a conservative institution that quickly adapted to its unconventional patients and made heroic efforts to try and save them.
John Cameron Mitchell
In my stories, I think, as I’ve gotten older, the characters have become stronger and more independent, and more capable of making unconventional decisions.
Emily Giffin
After ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha,’ I didn’t know which way my life will head because my debut was with a very unconventional role.
Bhumi Pednekar
Stay stupid. Follow your unconventional crazy heart.
Steven Pressfield
I don’t make unconventional stories; I don’t make non-linear stories. I like linear storytelling a lot.
Steven Spielberg
As unconventional as John was, he was also old-fashioned. Because of the nature of our relationship, John felt uneasy and never met my mum, which he later regretted. He would hide behind the door until she left.
May Pang
You are not your mother, your father, your history, or your cultural influences. You are uniquely and originally you. Be bold and daring and fearless and unconventional. Be willing to use your voice in service to your soul. Go on. Rock that damn boat. The wave you create might just change the world.
Cheryl Richardson
As you probably know, this woman I like to call my mother went on tour for her ‘MDNA’ album. As a summer job, I decided to work in the wardrobe department. All of my friends were getting summer jobs, and I wanted one, too. Mine was a little unconventional but still a great experience and a lot of fun.
Lourdes Leon
My parents were rather unconventional and did not accept rules unless they thought they were defendable. They were atheists when Sweden was a very Christian country.
Stellan Skarsgard
A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.
Billy Graham
People have always thought of me as someone who’s very classical,when in fact I’ve led a rather unconventional life.
Catherine Deneuve
I’m not going to change who I am just because people think it’s weird. The only way I’m going to have a great season is by starting out happy and balanced and continuing to be me. It might be unconventional, but to feel good about life I need to have some adventure.
Daniel Norris
My career has been far from cliched. I have always done unconventional roles and I am proud of all of them.
Divya Dutta
I like being unconventional.
Florence Griffith Joyner
I think for a long time people just did not know what to do with me. I looked like a Barbie doll and then I had this voice like I spend my life in a bar, and I said things that were alarming and had ideas that didn’t make sense.
Sharon Stone
Abstract art is uniquely modern. It is a fundamentally romantic response to modern life – rebellious, individualistic, unconventional, sensitive, irritable.
Robert Motherwell
The true mark of a leader is the willingness to stick with a bold course of action – an unconventional business strategy, a unique product-development roadmap, a controversial marketing campaign – even as the rest of the world wonders why you’re not marching in step with the status quo.
Bill Taylor
My older brother, Jake, and I had a bohemian childhood. My parents are deeply unconventional people from the beatnik generation. They weren’t married, and I thought that was normal. We called them by their first names.
Rachel Kushner
Political reform need not go hand in hand with economicВ liberalization.. I hold unconventional views about this.. I do not believe if you are a libertarian, full of diverse opinions, full of competing ideas in the market place, full of sound and fury, therefore you will succeed.
Lee Kuan Yew
If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.
Michael Bassey
I believe in God, but in my own unconventional way. We’re not affiliated with any organisation, and I have no religious education of any kind, but I definitely have my own kind of ideas about it.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Because I’ve lived a risky and unconventional life, I don’t often struggle for subjects to write about.
Poe Ballantine
Donald Trump is going to be an unconventional president. I really think we have a great opportunity in front of us to fix problems, produce results, and improve people’s lives.
Paul Ryan
My way of directing is definitely unorthodox, definitely unconventional.
Sean Baker
You have major labels that are willing to take unconventional approaches because the old model is crumbling in front of us.
I must apologize for calling so late,” said he, “and I must further beg you to be so unconventional as to allow me to leave your house presently by scrambling over your back garden wall.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Jeanne Moreau, Lauren Bacall, they had this unconventional beauty, this amazing charisma.
Josephine de La Baume
If you can’t be unconventional, be obtuse. Be deliberately obtuse, because there are 5 billion people out there thinking in train tracks, and thinking what they have been taught to think.
James Dyson
Few things in this world are more predictable than the reaction of conventional minds to unconventional ideas.
John Anthony West
It’s important to be unconventional.
Ananya Birla
I came to feel an artist might use anything – a dot, a line, the most conventional or unconventional symbol – t say what he wanted to say.
Marcel Duchamp
We shouldn’t have politicians micromanaging this war because it is complex and unconventional.
Bill Shuster
Despite fashioning myself a very unconventional lifestyle with my music, I had ended up in a really conventional situation. I was also guilty of becoming a people-pleaser, which is absolutely exhausting and not a sustainable way of living. It can be so damaging to fall into that trap, especially in close relationships.
KT Tunstall
In the late 1980s, the United States and Israel believed that they had good intelligence on Iraq, but they missed the extent of Saddam Hussein’s pursuit of unconventional weapons – until after he invaded Kuwait.
Ronen Bergman
Our people should feel free to express diverse views, pursue unconventional ideas or simply be different.
Lee Hsien Loong
Anytime an African-American writes an unconventional novel, the writer gets compared to Ellison. But that’s O.K. I am working in the African-American literary tradition. That’s my aim and what I see as my mission.
Colson Whitehead
I think it’s helped me to have two unconventional parents, who have always encouraged me to be myself.
Anoushka Shankar
It is only the most elite of elite musicians whose unconventional approach becomes convention.
Steve Vai
My parents were unconventional for Asian parents.
Justin Lin
What has now become conventional in terms of digital marketing and the discovery of new talent was once very unconventional – and people forget that.
Scooter Braun
Choosing an unconventional career path – I am not a traditional Egyptologist by any means. I found what I love, and I have stuck with it.
Sarah Parcak
I like doing things in a very minimal, unconventional way as a personal way of saying, ‘Look, I made a career out of carefully and craftfully, though unconventionally, making records on laptops and blown speakers.’
The Internet is a great place to find unconventional comedy that you can’t find anywhere else.
Andy Dick
Those days of every child having a mummy and daddy who lived at home – Daddy went to work, and Mummy stayed at home and took care of everyone – those days have almost gone, and it’s so much more unconventional now.
Kate Winslet
The Islamic world is obsessed with the notion of strong leaders. This is a mistake. We don’t need powerful leaders, but rather unconventional, progressive thinkers with the courage to open our minds.
Tariq Ramadan
My mom always knew I was going to be an actor because I was a ham from the very beginning, so she would push me toward it, which is really unconventional for Indian families to do.
Aarti Mann
Both my fathers are unconventional. They are like unicorns or wizards. They are musicians through and through. The way they think is just different.
Liv Tyler
I’m not sad about any of my life. It’s so unconventional. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it would.
Edie Falco
I like to play these unconventional characters, yes. They’re close to the way I feel as a human being.
Ken Stott
There are serious worries about unconventional gas and oil, especially those concerning the environment.
Charles C. Mann
I’ve created a very unconventional family. I have lovers who are three decades younger than me. This makes people very uncomfortable.
Madonna Ciccone
L.A is a huge place, literally and metaphorically. Its beauty and horror. Its unconventional history. Its draw and allure. Its diversity and segregation.
James Frey
If one looks at my choices, all of them have been unconventional. There’s not a single song-and-dance or romantic film.
Richa Chadha
Oh yes, well, I find myself unconventional everywhere.
Anna Godbersen
I’m always trying to reach a transcendent point, a romantic point, but reach it in a really unconventional way, a really profane way. To get to that romantic, touching, heartbreaking place, but through a lot of acts of profanity.
Chuck Palahniuk
I don’t feel that I’ve had a life of abuse or that I am a victim in any way. My life is pretty typical of a lot of Americans of my generation who grew up in the sixties in families like mine that were sort of unconventional.
Kate Christensen
I like the way Wiseman builds a story in an unconventional way.
Jim McKay
Follow your instincts. Do the kind of writing you love to do and do best. ‘Stiff’ was an oddball book – I mean, a funny book about cadavers? – and I worried that it would be too unconventional. In the end, that’s what has made it a success, I think.
Mary Roach
It’s been a bit of an unconventional journey – lots of ups and downs for me. But the biggest thing I’ve learned over the past few years is just to be present and really enjoy the journey.
Stephanie Labbe
Our film industry as well as the audiences are now open to unconventional pairings and subjects, which has aided my journey greatly.
Boman Irani
I think our generation, my generation at least, has become much more comfortable with unconventional romantic relationships.
Morgan Spector
Unconventional warfare needs to remain the heart and soul of U.S. Special Operations Command and component commands.
Brandon Webb
We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.
Christopher McCandless
I’m drawn to the unconventional because I’ve been drawn unconventionally. I believe that I’m supposed to topple over these false images of what’s idealistically beautiful. Because, of course, these intangible qualities are very attractive to women. Sincerity. Sense of humor. Success.
CeeLo Green
I think I always had an unconventional career because I didn’t fit the mould of the conventional heroine.
Divya Dutta
We’ve got to be proactive. It’s my job to look for unconventional situations that achieve what my clients want.
Patrick Whitesell
To me, unconventional thinking is approaching a problem and asking, ‘Why not? Why can’t something be done?’ If someone can’t give me a good reason why you can’t do something, I find a way to do it.
Eli Broad
In a world with weak aggregate demand, countries are engaging in a futile competition for a greater share of it. In the process, they are creating financial-sector and cross-border risks that will become increasingly apparent as countries exit their unconventional policies.
Raghuram Rajan
When I was younger, I used to think that my unconventional upbringing was a weakness, but over the past few years, I’ve learnt to see it as one of my greatest strengths.
Susan Fowler
Usually you’re in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual. I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that’s unconventional. Then I met Guy and I liked him. I think he’s a good man.
Dennis Farina
I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits
Anais Nin
After years of amassing information about Unconventional Flying Objects (UFOs) I have come to the conclusion that we are dealing with a very complex mystery on an international scale.
John T. Schuessler
My mother had to make an unconventional decision. We had to run away from home. She made a really difficult decision to leave financial stability behind and undertake raising two girls on her own.
Vidya Vox
I am an unconventional beauty. I grew up in a high school where if you didn’t have a nose job and money and if you weren’t thin, you weren’t cool, popular, beautiful. I was always told that I wasn’t pretty enough to be on television.
Lea Michele
I think of myself as unconventional. I maybe always had a problem with authority, like a stubbornness about what’s expected – despite wanting to get some recognition through performing – but also not always wanting to do the expected thing.
Kim Gordon
People will always try to stop you from doing the right thing if it is unconventional.
Warren Buffett
I was completely unconventional in everything, which my mother found very difficult. I was a huge tomboy.
Toyah Willcox
Holding unconventional opinions makes people feel they have strong characters.
Mason Cooley
Nobody is going to just come and give you money unless you’ve proven yourself, especially if you’re doing something that is unconventional or unorthodox and outside the way the industry thinks.
Sean Baker
Thrift shopping is really just an extension of me being that same kid and going into a place that’s completely unconventional that has really endless possibilities in terms of outfits that you can put together and really just expressing yourself.
The trapeze was my first love. To me, it’s normal. It’s all I’ve ever known. But when I see other people’s upbringings, I think, ‘Hmm… mine was rather unconventional. Quite different!’
Neon Hitch
My mother was a very unconventional kind of a woman.
Pooja Bedi
Creative people like to think in unconventional ways, dislike rules, are easily bored, are independent, like to experiment, and enjoy being their own bosses. Basically the same traits found in most criminals and sociopaths
Duncan Long
Pollock was well known, certainly, but for all the wrong reasons. He was known as much for being wild and unconventional in his working methods as for being a great artist.
Kenneth Noland
I don’t see myself as a conventional or an unconventional actress. I am just an individual trying to carve a niche for myself that nobody else can fill.
Lisa Haydon
Conservatism and respectability have their values, certainly; but has not the unconventional its values also?
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I think, since the beginning, I have been attracted to unconventional films.
Kirti Kulhari
College is an environment designed to encourage openness – the ability to think of things in novel ways and entertain unconventional beliefs.
Caterina Fake
One may have a right to be unconventional and even eccentric, so long as one is fully competent and a decent person; but one’s ideal as a professor should be to conduct oneself as an admirable human being: just, kind, tolerant, competent, committed, and good-humored.
Robert Audi
I’ve always seen ‘Y’ as an unconventional romance between a boy and his protector. It was always about the last boy on Earth becoming the last man on Earth, and the women who made that possible.
Brian K. Vaughan
What’s the fun in doing conventional things? I would rather be known as someone who is unconventional. I like being unconventional. I like doing things which are different. That’s what I like… It gives me a boost as an actor.
Rajkummar Rao
Increased and better screening for explosives is necessary – and Congress should fund it and TSA should implement it as quickly as possible – however that screening doesn’t reduce the risk posed by a trained terrorist with an unconventional weapon.
Dave Reichert
I never really mind what people say about me – I am far too unconventional and far too dedicated to being true to myself to let other people’s disdain or nastiness upset me for long.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
It’s challenging and interesting for me to work on projects that are unique and unconventional. I’m so bored with seeing the same recycled material.
Nina Dobrev
We had quite an unconventional family life because my parents ran a Chinese restaurant.
Gok Wan
I have always stuck to my belief and conviction no matter how unconventional.
Shefali Shah
My parents have a very unconventional arrangement but they are still together and married, my dad lives in London and my mum lives in Blackburn. So they have these honeymoon periods every few months and it’s just jokes.
A. J. Odudu
[Donald Trump] ran an extraordinarily unconventional campaign and it resulted in the biggest political upset in perhaps modern political history. American history.
Barack Obama
I’m unconventional and eccentric and talk things out, and it seemed that the person I married – maybe in reaction – got quieter and more conventional over time. It felt as if we were putting each other in a straitjacket.
Alexandra Fuller
Human progress has always been driven by a sense of adventure and unconventional thinking.
Andre Geim
Don’t be afraid to do something unconventional, to take a chance, to risk something.
Tom Brokaw
Be creative. Use unconventional thinking. And have the guts to carry it out.
Lee Iacocca
It would be a dream come true if I could sing for A.R. Rahman. He is very unconventional.
Meghana Raj
Writers are a superstitious cowardly lot, and we loathe learning new computer applications to do something that, let’s be honest, we could accomplish equally well with pen and paper – especially when that application is as unconventional as Scrivener.
Antony Johnston
My mum is a bit unconventional; she’s outdoorsy and has more of an emotional intelligence, whereas my dad is pragmatic; he’s a businessman.
Tamsin Egerton
In 2003, when I wrote the first ‘Dhoom,’ we were at the end of the curve of a certain kind of Hindi film, which was quite plastic. ‘Dhoom’ was unconventional then.
Vijay Krishna Acharya
The Special Operations community is rooted in unconventional warfare.
Brandon Webb
If you look at my Instagram, girls are just beating down my door for tips or a job or mentorship. I can’t hire every single one of them. My story is one thing that gives them hope. It’s an unconventional story with anecdotes, commonsense advice and a big dose of permission to figure things out for yourself.
Sophia Amoruso