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Conformable Quips

February 1, 2012

“Whoever acts like everyone else necessarily gets annoyed with whoever doesn’t act like him.” Andre Gide, in his Journal.

Conformists don’t know they are conformists because the point of conforming is how it seems to make you into a unique and special individual.

Conformist politics: The difference between helping weak people versus weakening people so you can help them.

There are only two kinds of people in this world. Those who believe in either/or Aristotelian duality, and those who don’t. Conformists do.

“If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?” Mickey Knox’s dialogue for Eli Wallach in “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” Conformists believe nonconformists owe them a living.

Conformists agree even before they know about what.

Conformist sherberts… Smug Mango, Aloof Blueberry, Needy Peach.

If you’re so smart, why are you a conformist?

Climate conformity: Notice the anti-human shift between classic “Nature,” which contains and nurtures Man, and “the environment,” whose enemy we are always depicted as being.

When a conformist dies, the unicorns dance…

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