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,

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

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

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

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

Saki
“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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