Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nonconformist Sylvia Plath verses Hunter S. Thompson

Nonconformist Maya Angelou verses Charles Bukowski

But first...

Here‘s To The Crazy Ones by Steve Jobs

Here's to the Crazy Ones.
The misfits. The rebels
The trouble-makers. 
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. 
They're not fond of rules, and 
They have no respect for the status-quo. 
You can quote them, disagree with them, 
Glorify, or vilify them. 
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. 
Because they change things. 
They push the human race forward. 
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. 
Because the people who are crazy enough to think 
They can change the world - are 
The ones who DO! -Steve Jobs

Nonconformist Poems, Quotes and Writers Page

So many radicals, so little page space!  So....

We need your help in deciding who will make the cut? Which nonconformists should we put on our new web page? 

Vote now, to save your favorite nonconformist!

Without you, the first round could be:   
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

Hunter S. Thompson


Sylvia Plath

I took a deep breath & listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am
-Sylvia Plath

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.  I lift my eyes and all is born again.
-Sylvia Plath


Style is the answer to everything.  A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing.  To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it.  To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.

-Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski


Maya Angelou

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
-Maya Angelou

I'd hate to see one of these ultimate rebels get knocked out in the first round of cuts!

Here are some of the great writers we are considering for our Nonconformist Poems, Quotes, and Writers page:

Jack Kerouac, Hunter S Thompson, Sylvia Plath, Charles Bukowski, Maya Angelou, Allen Ginsberg, Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, J.D. Salinger and William S. Burroughs.

Your vote counts!  Did we forget anybody? Write-in votes count too!!!  Just use comment section below.

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Closing With Three Rebel Quotes

-Just being yourself, being who you are, is a successful rebellion.

-I Rebel; Therefore, I Am

-Every generation needs a new revolution -Thomas Jefferson

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  1. I am a bit of a softie for Maya Angelou, but I also really liked the Hunter S. Thompson poem too. Those get my vote. :)

  2. I vote for Maya Angelou. I like her style and she's the one I most relate to.

  3. I'm for Maya Angelou, because "normal" is overrated. :)

  4. I'm also on the Maya Angelou bandwagon, she is phenomenal!

  5. I always love seeing your posts filled with awesomeness :) And, I didn't know that Steve Jobs wrote poetry, whodathoughtit!

  6. My first time here and what an inspirational blog!

  7. I love all these poems! Its so important to be your authentic self!!

  8. Awesome quotes. I like Maya Angelou's the best.

  9. I wish I could be more of a rebel.

  10. I vote for Here‘s To The Crazy Ones by Steve Jobs because I feel that because he's closer to the rebel generation, his words are most relatable.

  11. Steve Job's quote is one of my favorite ones of all time.

    Michelle F.

  12. Everytime I visit your blog, I feel so inspired. Thanks

  13. I believe the world needs more people to say NO and think for a better solution as these are the mavericks of change compared to just go with the flow.

  14. Of course I love Maya Angelou but I also loved the quote from Hunter S. Thompson.

  15. You have certainly given me a lot to think about with these inspirational quotes.

  16. Very hard to pick.. i am a huge Steve Jobs fan..

  17. I love Maya Angelou. This blog is great. I love seeing all the quotes and poetry.

  18. I love Maya Angelou. This is a great blog. I love the quotes and poems.

  19. These are all fantastic! I adore Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath and Steve Jobs!

  20. so inspiring i will comeback for more

  21. This is an awesome post with alot of amazing quotes from lives most incredible people. Thanks for sharing.

  22. My favorite is Here's to the Crazy Ones. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Will definitely take a closer look at some of angelou's earlier less political writings.

  24. The Steve Jobs quote is my son's fav!

  25. I am not very familiar with them all but I will go with Steve Jobs, I just know him more than the rest.

  26. These are all awesome quotes, I don't know which one I like the best.

  27. I so admire Maya Angelou. There just aren't many like her, and heaven was blessed with her arrival.

  28. Great verses and quotes! All of these people lived thruthfully to themselves. Something to look up to and try to emulate!

  29. Great verses! I really like the one from Steve Jobs - so true!

  30. Some great words of wisdom, I never knew that Steve Jobs wrote that first verse!