Quotes / I Just Want to Be Normal

"I don't want to be the bee's knees, okay! I don't want to be any kind of knees! I just want to be a normal girl with normal knees!"
Ruby Rose, RWBY

"Professor Willowbrook thinks that I'm Naman. Jor-El wants me to be some sort of Kryptonian warrior. I just want to be Clark Kent."
Clark Kent, Smallville, "Talisman"

I wish I could sleep like normal people.
Joseph Carey Merrick, better known as The Elephant Man

Dean: Why... Why can't I just have a normal life!
Dr. Venture: I had that dream once too.

"Extraordinary people are outcasts... They're shunned. They're called names. They're hated and feared and misunderstood."
Melissa Edgley, Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light

I must keep on fighting to keep the Cosmic Balance
For Chaos, for Law, but in my dreams
I just want to be free
Free of all cosmic designs
Free of all sorrow and fears
Free of the Stealer of Souls, but
I am the Bearer of the Black Sword, Lord Elric

Normal? What do you know about "normal"? What does anyone in this family know about "normal"? We act normal, Mom; I want to be normal! The only normal one is Jack-Jack, and he's not even toilet-trained!
Violet Parr, The Incredibles

I just want to go home and be all normal!
Zim, Invader Zim

I just want to be a normal girl.. a normal girl... NOOOOOOO!!!
Usagi, Sailor Moon. First episode of the R season.

I don't belong. Dangerous, like you. Can't be controlled, can't be trusted. Everyone can just go on without me and not have to worry. People could be what they wanted to be... could be with the people they wanted.... could live simple, no secrets. (...) I'll be fine. I'll be your bounty, Jubal Early, and I'll just fade away....

Who said you're not important? I've travelled to all sorts of places, done things you couldn't even imagine. But you two... street corner, two in the morning, getting a taxi home. I've never had a life like that.
The Ninth Doctor to a married couple, Doctor Who, "Father's Day"

I took her to a supermarket,
I don't know why, but I had to start it somewhere,
So it started there.
I said pretend you've got no money,
She just laughed and said,
"Oh you're so funny."
I said "yeah?
Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here.
Are you sure you want to live like common people,
You want to see whatever common people see,
You want to sleep with common people,
You want to sleep with common people,
Like me?"
But she didn't understand,
She just smiled and held my hand.
Rent a flat above a shop,
Cut your hair and get a job.
Smoke some fags and play some pool,
Pretend you never went to school.
But still you'll never get it right,
Cos when you're laid in bed at night,
Watching roaches climb the wall,
If you call your Dad he could stop it all.
Pulp, "Common People"

Giles: Buffy if The Master rises...
Buffy: I don't care! I don't care. Giles, I'm 16 years old, I don't wanna die.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Prophecy Girl"

"I'm just a guy with a boomerang. I didn't ask for all this flying and magic..."

Katara: Why didn't you tell us you were the Avatar?
Aang: Because... I never wanted to be.

"Maybe I should just tell Zoey the truth. I mean, she's chill. She can handle multiple personalities right? She won't just think I'm some freak-ish weirdo right? Right?!"

"All I want is to be a good Starfleet officer. For every Klingon who wants to worship me, there is another who wants to kill me. It makes it hard to have anything resembling a normal life."
Lieutenant Miral Paris regarding her status as the Kuvah'Magh, Star Trek Online

"Aw, come on. Is there some law against me having a normal day?"

"It was only a small wish. Everyday life where nothing happens, each day gently continuing into the next."
Shamal, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Episode 6 opening narration