Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.