Eccentric Quotes

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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,

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

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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“No matter how valuable you are and your ideas, fools will certainly play both of you down, so exclude yourselves from the inflammatory environs of fools.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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

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

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“People of uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not adequate to their abilities.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

Nikki Rowe
“The world is a strange place for humans like me, we don't really belong anywhere but we fit everywhere. We carry a depth, thay most get high to reach - we're busy creating magic whilst half the world is building wars.”
Nikki rowe

John Taylor Gatto
“Real books, unlike schoolbooks, can’t be standardized. They are eccentric; no book fits everyone.”
John Taylor Gatto, The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling

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

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

Nikki Rowe
“An empty canvas is the safest addiction in the world, art is the only drug that won't kill you, instead it'll save your life.”
Nikki rowe

“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

Andrew Himmel
“She would be quirky, and I would be stolid, and our relationship, if launched, would embark on an eccentric path, and our days would be lively. But I wasn't expected to take such nonsense seriously, was I?”
Andrew Himmel, The Reluctant Healer

Fennel Hudson
“I am a traditionalist; proud to be eccentric; delighted to be different.”
Fennel Hudson, Fly Fishing - Fennel's Journal - No. 5

Steven Magee
“Embrace the bizarre.”
Steven Magee

“In war and other difficult enterprises in life, one can expect that people who possess useful skills will also display their share of eccentric habits, cruel behavioral traits, and bombastic personas. We can either shun such people or accept other people’s unusual behavioral actions in a nourishing perspective.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

John Taylor Gatto
“Free men and women are often very eccentric.”
John Taylor Gatto, The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling

Ray Bradbury
“Whoever he was or whatever he was and no matter how different and crazy he seemed, he was not crazy.”
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

Sakoon Singh
“Departures could be delightful. Pregnant with possibility. Perhaps this urge had something to do with having witnessed a very eccentric Professor father who would be so preoccupied with his internal life, these daily chores and routines just existed in the margins. One did not have to feed them, they had to feed one’s life- a life that added up to being more than a succession of everyday banal routines.”
Sakoon Singh, In The Land of The Lovers

Nanette L. Avery
“The nice thing about getting old is that you can be as eccentric as you want, everyone expects it!”
Nanette L. Avery

“In a famous passage, Mill explained

Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.

Yet, ironically, Mill himself could not tolerate unconventional men such as Comte, who often referred to himself as an 'eccentric thinker.”
Mary Pickering, Auguste Comte: An Intellectual Biography, Volume II

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