Eccentric Quotes

Quotes tagged as "eccentric" (showing 1-30 of 51)
A.A. Milne
“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”
A.A. Milne

E.A. Bucchianeri
“I am an artist you know ... it is my right to be odd.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Weirdism is definitely the cornerstone of many an artist's career.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Tom Robbins
“Often, moreover, it is...that aspect of our being that society finds eccentric, ridiculous, or disagreeable, that holds our sweet waters, our secret well of happiness, the key to our equanimity in malevolent climes.”
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

John Waters
“I would never want to live anywhere but Baltimore. You can look far and wide, but you'll never discover a stranger city with such extreme style. It's as if every eccentric in the South decided to move north, ran out of gas in Baltimore, and decided to stay.”
John Waters, Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste

John Waters
“My hobby is extreme Catholic behavior -- BEFORE the Reformation.”
John Waters

Julie Hockley
“The problem is normal was'nt in my DNA. I was destined to be forever freakish.”
Julie Hockley, Crow's Row

Terry Pratchett
“He'sh mad?"
"Sort of mad. But mad with lots of money."
"Ah, then he can’t be mad. I've been around; if a man hash lotsh of money he'sh just ecshentric.”
Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

“Let's face it. We live in a command-based system, where we have been programmed since our earliest school years to become followers, not individuals. We have been conditioned to embrace teams, the herd, the masses, popular opinion -- and to reject what is different, eccentric or stands alone. We are so programmed that all it takes for any business or authority to condition our minds to follow or buy something is to simply repeat a statement more than three or four times until we repeat it ourselves and follow it as truth or the best trendiest thing. This is called "programming" -- the frequent repetition of words to condition us how to think, what to like or dislike, and who to follow.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“The censorious said she slept in a hammock and understood Yeats's poems, but her family denied both stories.”
Saki, The Chronicles of Clovis

Dean Koontz
“You be careful, Wizard. Interestingly eccentric friends aren't easy to find.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

Geoffrey Miller
“Imagine a young Isaac Newton time-travelling from 1670s England to teach Harvard undergrads in 2017. After the time-jump, Newton still has an obsessive, paranoid personality, with Asperger’s syndrome, a bad stutter, unstable moods, and episodes of psychotic mania and depression. But now he’s subject to Harvard’s speech codes that prohibit any “disrespect for the dignity of others”; any violations will get him in trouble with Harvard’s Inquisition (the ‘Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’). Newton also wants to publish Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, to explain the laws of motion governing the universe. But his literary agent explains that he can’t get a decent book deal until Newton builds his ‘author platform’ to include at least 20k Twitter followers – without provoking any backlash for airing his eccentric views on ancient Greek alchemy, Biblical cryptography, fiat currency, Jewish mysticism, or how to predict the exact date of the Apocalypse.

Newton wouldn’t last long as a ‘public intellectual’ in modern American culture. Sooner or later, he would say ‘offensive’ things that get reported to Harvard and that get picked up by mainstream media as moral-outrage clickbait. His eccentric, ornery awkwardness would lead to swift expulsion from academia, social media, and publishing. Result? On the upside, he’d drive some traffic through Huffpost, Buzzfeed, and Jezebel, and people would have a fresh controversy to virtue-signal about on Facebook. On the downside, we wouldn’t have Newton’s Laws of Motion.”
Geoffrey Miller

Joan Didion
“It occurred to me almost constantly in the South that had I lived there I would have been an eccentric and full of anger, and I wondered what form the anger would have taken. Would I have taken up causes, or would I have simply knifed somebody?”
Joan Didion, South and West: From a Notebook

Lori R. Lopez
“I'm the first to admit that I don't write right. Now, relax and enjoy the show! The sideshow, that is.”
Lori R. Lopez

Toba Beta
“Stubborness and staunch, they are both same things
from different point of view, such crazy and eccentric.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Fennel Hudson
“I’m a classic eccentric, living at the extremes of high mania and low mood. There’s no middle ground, only madness and sadness.”
Fennel Hudson, Fine Things - Fennel's Journal - No. 8

“Eccentric is a nice word to replace 'weird' and 'crazy', which you can use when you really like someone.”

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Uniqueness is like a signature, nobody can forge it's exact copy.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“Creativity is just about connecting things. A whole lot of nonsense put together, and diluted with a creative passion can eventually make sense. Keep thinking. Exploring. Keep trying out new ways and methods of doing things and just when you least expect, you may stumble on that next great world-changing idea that will make all the difference.”
Chinonye J. Chidolue

David  Walton
“I guess if you’re smart enough, you can do and say what you like and people just call you eccentric. It’s like being old.”
“Or rich,” Alex said.”
David Walton, Supersymmetry

Ahmed Mostafa
“The world is filled with heroes and wannabes, so let me just play the villain.”
Ahmed Mostafa

Pawan Mishra
“A good joke doesn’t necessarily need appreciation from others. One can freely laugh at one’s own deserving jokes.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Fennel Hudson
“Playing safe, hiding among the masses, will rarely get you noticed.”
Fennel Hudson, Traditional Angling - Fennel's Journal - No. 6

Ana Claudia Antunes
“In Science don't confound
Normal static electricity
To ecstatic eccentricity.
Here is what I found:
Electric charges
As they rise up your hair
In contrast with a discharge,
Rarity leaves you up in the air!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

Fennel Hudson
“It seems that, depending upon which side of the thesaurus-writer’s gaze we sit, one’s uniqueness can be deemed to be either eccentric or distinctive. Both, in my opinion, are good.”
Fennel Hudson, Fine Things - Fennel's Journal - No. 8

“The eccentricities of a person can not be drawn with a conventional compass tool.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Samuel R. Delany
“I’m eccentric, yes, but I’m not insane.”
Samuel R. Delany, The Atheist in the Attic

Mandy Ashcraft
“The pieces didn't really coordinate and could be described in no other way than 'eclectic', but once labeled 'eclectic', valuable mismatches generally become fantastically stylish. Very similar to the way adding cash value to 'crazy' results in a whimsical 'eccentric'; you have to buy more flattering adjectives.”
Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

Susanna Clarke
“Houses, like people, are apt to become rather eccentric if left too much on their own”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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