65 Unusual Quotes On Success In Life

These unusual quotes will inspire you. Unusual, not usual: uncommon, rare, or not habitually or commonly occurring or done.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging unusual quotes, unusual sayings, and unusual proverbs.

Best Unusual Quotes

  1. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” ~ Jim Rohn
  2. “Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!” ~ William Arthur Ward
  3. “Everything in life is unusual until you become accustomed to it.” ~ L. Frank Baum
  4. “It’s not unusual for kids in their twenties to be mad at their parents.” ~ Joy Browne
  5. “We are not interested in the unusual, but in the usual seen unusually.” ~ Beaumont Newhall

  6. “Every new experience is unusual. The rest of life is just sleep and committee meetings.” ~ John Twelve Hawks , Unusual quotes about life
  7. “Being creative means first of all doing something unusual… On the other hand, however unusual it may be, the idea also has to be reasonable for people to take it seriously.” ~ Howard Gardner
  8. “It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead
  9. “This is a rather unusual situation in physics. We perform approximate calculations which are valid only in some regime and this gives us the exact answer. This is a theorist’s heaven- exact results with approximate methods.” ~ Nathan Seiberg
  10. “I find beauty in unusual things, like hanging your head out the window or sitting on a fire escape.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  11. “Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.” ~ Edward Weston
  12. “I am a big believer that everybody has unusual, and certainly untapped, potential. The more people like that we can line up with their skill set and with their abilities, the more success we get to have.” ~ Blake Roney
  13. “You surely know that in the course of a long marriage it is not unusual for a husband or a wife to develop a crush on someone else.” ~ Elizabeth Strout
  14. “I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?” ~ Philip Zimbardo
  15. “Wear an unusual accessory to complete your outfit.” ~ Chelsea Leyland

  16. “The true task of spiritual life is not found in faraway places or unusual states of consciousness. It is here in the present. It asks of us a welcoming spirit to greet all that life presents to us with a wise, respectful, and kindly heart. We can bow to both beauty and suffering, to our entanglements and confusion, to our fears and to the injustices of the world. Honoring the truth in this way is the path to freedom.” ~ Jack Canfield
  17. “Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it’s beyond them. But you can’t succeed without practising at any sport.” ~ Bobby Charlton
  18. “Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  19. “Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  20. “This is the unusual thing about nonviolence — nobody is defeated, everybody shares in the victory.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  21. “Sorghum is kind of unusual. It can go to very high heats, but it’s not as productive in most environments as maize is.” ~ Bill Gates
  22. “Earth is a place where language has literally become alive. Language has infested matter; it is replicating and defining and building itself. And it is in us.” ~ Terence McKenna
  23. “Truth occurs in unusual places. Sometimes it’s in the frozen food section of the supermarket, sometimes it appears while you are waiting for your car to be fixed, sometimes you see it while in bed with someone you love, sometimes you find it while you’re meditating on a lone mountain.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  24. “Avoid an unusual and unfamiliar word just as you would a reef.” ~ Julius Caesar
  25. “To me, strange is just another way of saying unusual. And unusual is just another way of saying special” ~ Drew Hayden Taylor

  26. “It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone, it’s not unusual to have fun with anyone. But when I see you hanging about with anyone, it’s not unusual to see me cry. I wanna’ die.” ~ Tom Jones , Unusual quotes about love
  27. “The unusual is only found in a very small percentage, except in literary creations, and that is exactly what makes literature.” ~ Julio Cortazar
  28. “Becoming enlightened is not special, but it’s unusual.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  29. “I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  30. “It is as pleasant as it is unusual to see thoroughly good people getting their deserts.” ~ Charles Williams

  31. “It’s not any more unusual to be born twice than it is to be born once.” ~ Ray Wylie Hubbard
  32. “There is unusual power in united prayer. God has planned for His people to join together in prayer, not only for Christian fellowship, spiritual nurture, and growth, but also for accomplishing His divine purposes and reaching His chosen goals.” ~ Wesley L Duewel
  33. “Eschew the ordinary, disdain the commonplace. If you have a single-minded need for something, let it be the unusual, the esoteric, the bizarre, the unexpected.” ~ Chuck Jones
  34. “This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones.” ~ Desmond Morris , Unusual quotes about success
  35. “People found it unusual to leave a job where you’re the boss.” ~ David Plotz

  36. “If our solar system is not unusual, then there are so many planets in the universe that, for example, they outnumber the sum of all sounds and words ever uttered by every human who has ever lived. To declare that Earth must be the only planet with life in the universe would be inexcusably bigheaded of us.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  37. “it is not unusual to hate great writers before we learn to love them. Because they have created something that did not yet exist, they must also create their audience. Sometimes the audience is not yet ready. Sometimes it has yet to be born.” ~ Erica Jong
  38. “And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  39. “If people aren’t laughing at you, you aren’t saying anything very unusual. So let your voice be loud and strong, dare to try things that may fail.” ~ Joline Godfrey
  40. “It is a mistake to think of creative activity as something unusual” ~ Jacob Bronowski

  41. “It’s not so unusual to run out of someone else’s currency.” ~ Jeffrey Sachs
  42. “I’ve seen men who thought they were brave turn out to be shameful cowards. Other people, who thought they were capable of the utmost self-sacrifice, proved to be hardened egotists. And the opposite, too – cowards doing things which needed toughness and unusual courage….. What does it all boil down to in the end? One must judge a man by what he does, and not by what he thinks he would do. Until a man faces the test, he can deceive himself endlessly.” ~ Jerzy Andrzejewski
  43. “You do not become a ”dissident” just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society.” ~ Vaclav Havel
  44. “It’s an unusual way to write a crime novel, to have these lingering, fairly large story points, but it’s something I knew I had to do if I wanted to write a sequel…but, you know, people still have to read and enjoy this book, or it’s a moot point.” ~ Tod Goldberg
  45. “Valuing unusual conduct is not as good as being careful about ordinary actions.” ~ Zicheng Hong

  46. “If the unusual never happened there would be no difference in people and then there wouldn’t be any fun in life. The game would become merely a matter of addition and subtraction. It would make of us a race of bookkeepers with plodding minds. It’s the guessing that develops a man’s brain power.” ~ Jesse Lauriston Livermore
  47. “Time changes every man. Unusual circumstances change them in unusual ways” ~ Bryant Gumbel
  48. “It doesn’t seem too unusual to have a live hermit crab here in Atlantic City, but when you think I brought it all the way from Texas, it’s unusual.” ~ Phyllis George
  49. “If an unusual necessity forces us onward, a surprising thing occurs. The fatigue gets worse up to a certain point, when, gradually or suddenly, it passes away and we are fresher than before!” ~ William James
  50. “The proper, wise balancing of one’s whole life may depend upon the feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.” ~ Arnold Bennett

  51. “I’m in the storytelling business, and so you’re always drawn to the unusual. And early on, I discovered that’s the easiest way to tell stories… If you come up through a newspaper as I did, your whole goal is to get a story on the front page, and you only get something on the front page if it’s unusual.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell
  52. “The people I know who seem to make unusual efforts at rationality, are unusually honest, or, failing that, at least have unusually bad social skills.” ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky
  53. “An unusual beginning must have an unusual end.” ~ Mikhail Lermontov
  54. “Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid…He is the hero, he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world” ~ Raymond Chandler
  55. “Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations.” ~ Chuck Jones

  56. “Mad; adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence; not conforming to standards of thought, speech, and action derived by the conformants from study of themselves; at odds with the majority; in short, unusual. It is noteworthy that persons are pronounced mad by officials destitute of evidence that they themselves are sane.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  57. “We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.” ~ J. William Fulbright
  58. “Only in the most unusual cases is it useful to determine whether a book is good or bad; for it is just as rare for it to be one or the other. It is usually both.” ~ Robert Musil
  59. “Why let your fury lay deep inside you, sullenly boiling your blood into silent steam and griding your bones to dust? I it not better to thrust it out with great velocity from every pore, with your every action? Let your actions speak your legend. The physical is the manifestation of the spirit. Let your spirit be teeming with fury. Let your strength be unusual and controlled. The average is the borderline that keeps mere men in their place. Those who step over the line are heroes by the very act. Go.” ~ Henry Rollins
  60. “If this is the only planet on which not only life, but intelligent life, has arisen, that would be very unusual.” ~ Seth Shostak

  61. “The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control – ‘indoctrination,’ we might say – exercised through the mass media.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  62. “We are unusual and tragic and alive.” ~ Dave Eggers
  63. “I developed a pretty unusual style, I think.” ~ Johnny Cash
  64. “Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn’t have what it takes’; They will say, ‘Women don’t have what it takes.'” ~ Clare Boothe Luce
  65. “I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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