Eccentrics Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 42 Quotes About Eccentrics

#1. Ordinary people, caught in the trap of their routine lives, are not villains any more than eccentrics or rebels are villains. Essentially, both kinds of people are struggling to be good, through a maze of conflicts and a haze of shadows. - Author: Sydney J. Harris
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#2. It often horrified the English community that she spent her time with local farmers and horse traders, eccentrics and mystics, but she valued expertise over convention and had long believed if you were going to make discoveries in the world you must first quit your Englishness and open your eyes. - Author: Sara Sheridan
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#3. We are all eccentrics in our dreams. Lunatics, even. - Author: Jonathan Hull
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#4. Britain cherishes her eccentrics and wisely holds that the function of government is to build a walled garden in which anarchy can flourish. - Author: Quentin Crisp
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#5. Laguna prided itself on being an artist's colony that accepted all classes and cultures, not merely tolerating eccentrics but delighting in them. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#6. I certainly have never been an actor who can play the Everyman guy - or, I don't tend to get those parts. I've tended to play eccentrics. I've played a lot of villains, of course. - Author: Christopher Walken
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#7. Victorian society was homogeneous without being homogenized. It was, to paraphrase the epigram about Parliament, a society of extreme eccentrics who agreed so well that they could afford to differ. - Author: Kenneth Rexroth
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#8. Weirdism is definitely the cornerstone of many an artist's career. - Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
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#9. I think London's sexy because it's so full of eccentrics. - Author: Rachel Weisz
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#10. My fantasy was that I was the long-lost switched-at-birth child of wealthy eccentrics. One day, they would find me and take me away from the gypsy caravan that was my life, and give me hot meals, a decent dress, and a pony. - Author: Roberta Pearce
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#11. I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions. - Author: Antonio Tabucchi
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#12. In eighteenth-century England, there was a practice of hiring a picturesque hermit who would inhabit the beautiful ruin on your estate. To me it rhymes with certain kinds of pop-music entertainers and eccentrics - both touted and tolerated. - Author: David Grubbs
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#13. Is it strange, then, that in a literature so concerned with realism and with personal liberation this refusal and impoverishment of the life of the spirit have always nourished the screamers, the eccentrics, the pseudo-Whitmans, the calculating terrorists? - Author: Alfred Kazin
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#14. Eccentricity is not, as some would believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd. - Author: Edith Sitwell
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#15. We're all eccentrics. We're nine prima donnas. - Author: Harry A. Blackmun
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#16. People like eccentrics. Therefore they will leave me alone, saying that I am a mad clown. - Author: Vaslav Nijinsky
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#17. Schools that cannot tolerate interesting & enthusiastic eccentrics who work better alone than together are devoid of flexibility & spirit - Author: Andy Hargreaves
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#18. Well, they're queer; but they're all very old, and so they're bound to be. But they're not mental,' explained Mother; adding candidly, 'Anyway, not enough to be put away. - Author: Gerald Durrell
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#19. No school without spectacular eccentrics and crazy hearts is worth attending. - Author: Saul Bellow
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#20. It is a good sign in a nation when things are done badly. It shows that all the people are doing them. And it is bad sign in a nation when such things are done very well, for it shows that only a few experts and eccentrics are doing them, and that the nation is merely looking on. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#21. We journalists love writing about eccentrics. We hate writing about impenetrable, boring people. It makes us look bad: the duller the interviewee, the duller the prose. If you want to get away with wielding true, malevolent power, be boring. - Author: Jon Ronson
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#22. . . . I spent much of my youth wondering about the verticality of my own biological progenitors. So that when I reached the age of majority, I set out to discover who they were, only to uncover a shameful parade of bastards, miscreants, and foolhardy eccentrics - Author: Gary Anderson
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#23. Alienation produces eccentrics or revolutionary. - Author: Jenny Holzer
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#24. It is to the eccentrics that the world owes most of its knowledge. - Author: Rose Macaulay
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#25. When the temperamental and unconventional people are not mere plagiarists of dead eccentrics, they lack, in almost every case, thehistoric sense. - Author: Katharine Fullerton Gerould
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#26. The English like eccentrics. They just don't like them living next door. - Author: Julian Clary
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#27. I like it when people make an effort to wear things that you wouldn't normally put together - I like eccentrics. - Author: Bat For Lashes
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#28. For me, graffiti writers were always the fascinating eccentrics of hip-hop culture. What they do is secretive by definition, and not remunerative in any way. - Author: Adam Mansbach
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#29. New York used to be so much more than just a place to shop. It was life on the street for the eccentrics; it was an eccentric city. It had many different tastes. Now it's just one - a really rich one - with big tall glass buildings. - Author: Chris Noth
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#30. Abandonment of slavery is also the banishment of the chimera of security. The world will not change overnight, and liberation will not happen unless individual women agree to be outcasts, eccentrics, perverts, and whatever the powers-that-be choose to call them. - Author: Germaine Greer
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#31. I do not know of any salvation for society except through eccentrics, misfits, dissenters, people who protest, - Author: William O. Douglas
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#32. When small towns find they cannot harm the strangest of their members, when eccentrics show resilience, they are eventually embraced and even cherished. - Author: Louise Erdrich
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#33. Without bigots, eccentrics, cranks and heretics the world would not progress. - Author: Gelett Burgess
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#34. I am an artist you know ... it is my right to be odd. - Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
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#35. There's a fine line between eccentrics and geniuses. If you're a little ahead of your time, you're an eccentric, and if you're too late, you're a failure, but if you hit it right on the head, you're a genius. - Author: Thomas Watson Jr.
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#36. As a writer, I tend to be drawn to marginal people - writers, poet-prophets, seers, eccentrics - who embody the deeper ambivalences of their societies and bear deeper witness to their world than the famous figures we are used to celebrating, or demonizing, in our histories. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
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#37. I'm much more interested in lesser-known eccentrics and characters and performers. Like Matthew Buchinger, who was born in Germany in 1674, had no arms or legs and yet did magic, and had 14 kids, and made the most extraordinary calligraphy. - Author: Ricky Jay
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#38. It's always nice when the eccentrics show up. - Author: Alex Cox
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#39. Sometimes I forget what I look like and I do something out of character, such as sing shepherd tunes in Aramaic while I'm waiting in line at Starbucks, but the nice bit about living in urban America is that people tend to either ignore eccentrics or move to the suburbs to escape them. - Author: Kevin Hearne
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#40. We had become a race of eccentrics and openly declared an array of singular whims and suspicions, at least while daylight allowed this audacity. - Author: Thomas Ligotti
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#41. Too much of what passes for design now is theater. It's one thing to be eccentric- and by the way, most eccentrics tend to be rather well-educated people - and quite another to be a faddist, by which I mean someone who tries to conjure a totally foreign aesthetic in a misplaced environment ... - Author: Albert Hadley
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#42. There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts. - Author: Christine Lavin
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