Unusual Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old unusual quotes, unusual sayings, and unusual proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
Becoming enlightened is not special, but it's unusual. Frederick Lenz
It's also not unusual for writers to look backward. Because that's your pool of resources. Paul Mccartney
The difference between a house and a home is like the difference between a man and a woman-- it might be embarrassing to explain, but it would be very unusual to get them confused. Daniel Handler
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
Time changes every man. Unusual circumstances change them in unusual ways. Bryant Gumbel
The unusual is only found in a very small percentage, except in literary creations, and that is exactly what makes literature. Julio Cortazar
Very unusual in an insurgency to have absolutely no political agenda other than to return to power. Most insurgents have a political side to them. Jack Keane
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
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
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
As a result of a general defect of nature, we are either more confident or more fearful of unusual and unknown things. Julius Caesar
Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the Unknown. But there it sits, nevertheless, calmly licking its chops. H.L. Mencken
Unpredictability too can become monotonous. Eric Hoffer
Greet the unseen with a cheer. Robert Browning
We must dare to think about 'unthinkable things,' because when things become 'unthinkable,' thinking stops and action becomes mindless. J.William Fulbright
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. Alfred North Whitehead
The probability of learning something unusual from a newspaper is far greater than that of experiencing it. Robert Musil
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
All along the untrodden paths of the future, I can see the footprints of an unseen hand. Boyle Roche
Ill habits gather by unseen degrees, / As brooks make rivers, rivers run into seas. John Dryden
The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people. K. Patricia Cross
It is not unusual for a son to fill his father's shoes also his socks and shirts. Evan Esar
When a man is lost in thought, it's probably because he's in unfamiliar territory. Evan Esar
A careful driver is probably the one who is still unfamiliar with the gadgets on his new car. Evan Esar
Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again. Goethe
All successful employers are stalking people who will do the unusual, people who think, people who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them. Charles M. Schwab
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Andrew Carnegie
To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be though. Bathroom Readers' Institute
The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory. Paul Fix