Words matter. These are the best Unconventional Quotes from famous people such as Rachel Kushner, Sophia Amoruso, Vijay Krishna Acharya, Dave Reichert, Caterina Fake, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
College is an environment designed to encourage openness – the ability to think of things in novel ways and entertain unconventional beliefs.
Unconventional careers are often feared, because they don’t guarantee success or least a job. Hence, parents of most media, art and design professionals worry if their offsprings will ever settle with a steady career.
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.
My grandfather was wary of me being a part of the industry for various reasons, ranging from the fact that we didn’t know anybody; it was an unconventional career choice, and because he felt that I needed somebody to guide me.
Unconventional warfare needs to remain the heart and soul of U.S. Special Operations Command and component commands.
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.
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.
Because I am much like Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, I’m such an unconventional political figure that you really need to design a unique campaign that fits the way I operate.
Both my fathers are unconventional. They are like unicorns or wizards. They are musicians through and through. The way they think is just different.
It would be a dream come true if I could sing for A.R. Rahman. He is very unconventional.
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.
I am lucky that I am surviving in the industry despite the kind of films I have made, which are absolutely unconventional.
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.
My sister and I – she’s a musician – we jam all the time. We always play around for giggles with stuff that seem unconventional or stuff that seems funny. A lot of the stuff sometimes is just a response from jam sessions in her room, so she’ll be on the guitar or the keyboard, and we’ll just start singing and doing stuff.
I think I always had an unconventional career because I didn’t fit the mould of the conventional heroine.
I like being unconventional.
After ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha,’ I didn’t know which way my life will head because my debut was with a very unconventional role.
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.
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.
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.
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!’
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.
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.
I like the way Wiseman builds a story in an unconventional way.
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.
Conservatism and respectability have their values, certainly; but has not the unconventional its values also?
I’m so laid back and not high maintenance in the slightest. If I did get married, I’d probably be dancing down the aisle with the groom. I’d like something unconventional!
My way of directing is definitely unorthodox, definitely unconventional.
Rob loves my mum, I think the most in the whole world. They are two peas in a pod and I’m the one on the outside. It makes me even more in love with my husband and with my mum, because she can be bonkers and unconventional and it can be embraced.
My life has been pretty unconventional. The publishers saw a story in it, and yes, my life has been put in a book.
You have major labels that are willing to take unconventional approaches because the old model is crumbling in front of us.
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.
My first film was more of a light-hearted chor-police drama. ‘Dhoom 2’ focused more on the love story of two unconventional people. ‘Dhoom 3’ too is different, I hope.
We’ve got to be proactive. It’s my job to look for unconventional situations that achieve what my clients want.
The Special Operations community is rooted in unconventional warfare.
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.
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.’
Jeanne Moreau, Lauren Bacall, they had this unconventional beauty, this amazing charisma.
I was completely unconventional in everything, which my mother found very difficult. I was a huge tomboy.
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.
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.
I don’t make unconventional stories; I don’t make non-linear stories. I like linear storytelling a lot.
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.
Not exactly but I get inspiration from stories which are unconventional.
I’ve never been interested in diarising my life through song. So much stuff has been done before. So many people have brilliantly articulated the pain of heartbreak or the joy of love or whatever. Those elements exist in our music, but I guess I strive to write about unconventional things instead.
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.
It’s important to be unconventional.
Ujda Chaman’ has helped me gain more confidence in my own skills as an actor because it’s such an unusual story. Several people asked me to not go for such an unconventional role at such an early stage in my career but I had a positive feeling when I saw the movie.
I had a quite unconventional childhood, in the sense that I traveled a lot and I went to 10 or 11 schools. I was completely confused academically, but wherever I went, I could paint. I painted an inordinate amount.
My career has been far from cliched. I have always done unconventional roles and I am proud of all of them.
My choices in life have been unconventional, and that’s my business. But I do want to live responsibly and truthfully without hiding.
What has now become conventional in terms of digital marketing and the discovery of new talent was once very unconventional – and people forget that.
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.
The Internet is a great place to find unconventional comedy that you can’t find anywhere else.
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.
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.
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.
There are serious worries about unconventional gas and oil, especially those concerning the environment.
I like to find things that are unconventional and make them look classic, because if I’m forcing something, you can just tell.
All I am looking for is a fine combination of critical and commercial acclaim. Whether conventional or unconventional – does not matter.
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.
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.