From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"I want to be different, like everybody else I want to be like. I want to be just like all the different people. I have no further interest in being the same, because I have seen difference all around, and now I know that that's what I want. I don't want to blend in and be indistinguishable. I want to be part of the different crowd, and assert my individuality along with others who are different like me."--"It's Saturday" (1992) by King Missile
Difference is the contrary of equality, in particular of objects. Differences can only be stated on the basis of a comparison or categorization. Since a complete comparison of objects or things is seldom possible in practice, only relevant or defining attributes are used for stating equality or difference. Similar objects are only different with respect to attributes of minor discriminative value.
- Difference (philosophy), a key concept in continental philosophy
- Different from the Others, German silent film in defense of homosexuality
- Difference and Repetition philosophy book by Gilles Deleuze
- Writing and Difference by Jacques Derrida