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“Just as there are physical monsters, can there not be mental or psychic monsters born? The face and body may be perfect, but if a twisted gene or malformed egg can produce physical monsters, may not the same process produce a malformed soul?

Monsters are variations from the accepted normal to a greater or a less degree. As a child may be born without an arm, so one may be born without kindness or the potential of conscience. A man who loses his arms in an accident has a great struggle to adjust himself to the lack, but one born without arms suffers only from people who find him strange. Having never had arms, he cannot miss them. To a monster the norm must seem monstrous, since everyone is normal to himself. To the inner monster it must be even more obscure, since he has no visible thing to compare with others. To a criminal, honesty is foolish. You must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and that to a monster the norm is monstrous.”

- John Steinbeck

Nothing too special.. but this passage was in one of my exams and it reminded me too much of Angel/Reala to just leave alone. :heart:

Angel/Reala (C) Me
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TheLostMonarchy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the way you portrayed the difference between normal and different, but one must ask themselves, "What is normal?" I don't believe that there even is a normal. Also, I still love your art style.

Your Faithful Student,
QuirkyWallace Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, very deep and compelling. One must ask though, does normality exist at all? What is normal? Many individuals can be similar to each other, making their traits the dominant, the average, and the accepted "norm". But everyone is special, and those considered outcasts are just outside the standard of the many average.

Take one normal teenager of your school and put him/her in a different school of different culture, now he/she is the outcast.

Ach, long comment is long. :/
Famosity Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's true. Normality is different to everyone.
arletha1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :)
Famosity Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :heart:
Wildfawn1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Deceitful-Fox Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Writer
I like it! It is a fitting quote indeed.
Famosity Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: Thanks
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