quote by Vincent Van Gogh

What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart.

— Vincent Van Gogh

Bumbling Eccentric quotations

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Maybe it's just in America, but it seems that if you're passionate about something, it freaks people out. You're considered bizarre or eccentric. To me, it just means you know who you are.

The single biggest mistake that most beginners make is putting 100% of their effort into the positive (concentric) part of the rep, while paying no attention to the negative (eccentric) segment

People of uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not adequate to their abilities.

To become a person does not necessarily mean to be well adjusted, well adapted, approved of by others. It means to become who you are. We are meant to become more eccentric, more peculiar, more odd. We are not meant just to fit in. We are here to be different. We are here to be the individual.

The world is not a courtroom There is no judge no jury no plaintiff.

This is a caravan filled with eccentric beings telling wondrous stories about God.

In this age, the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric.

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.

Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.

The circle is the synthesis of the greatest oppositions.

It combines the concentric and the eccentric in a single form and in equilibrium. Of the three primary forms, it points most clearly to the fourth dimension.

I've always loved independent women, outspoken women, eccentric women, funny women, flawed women. When someone says about a woman, 'I'm sorry, that's just wrong,' I tend to think she must be doing something right.

Being a good artist is the toughest job you could pick, and you have to be a little nuts to take it on.

There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut;

a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.

I look on the opposite sex with something like the admiration with which I regard the starry sky on a frosty December night. I admire the beauty of the Creator's workmanship, I am charmed with the wild but graceful eccentricity of the motions, and then I wish both of them goodnight.

A dash of eccentric glamour gives you the power to keep the wrong kind of men away.

Most people are much more unusual and complicated and eccentric and playful and creative than they have time to express.

Dignity is an affectation, cute but eccentric, like learning French or collecting scarves.

The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even-if you will-eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with.

I love exaggerated, and I love eccentric, but you must be comfortable.

Otherwise it is nonsense. There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes.

We are not here to fit in...we are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being...we are here to become more and more ourselves.

To be simple is the best thing in the world.

I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish.

Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

Nobody else took what I was doing seriously, so nobody would want to work with me. I was thought to be a bit eccentric and maybe cranky.

Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane, and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are the people that are closest to them.

Open your heart, your gaze, to the visitations of angels, even if the gifts they bring may not be centeredness and balance but eccentricity and a wholly unfamiliar sense of pleasure called joy.

There are the those whose own vulgar normality is so apparent and stultifying that they strive to escape it. They affect flamboyant behaviour and claim originality according to the fashionable eccentricities of their time. They claim brains or talent or indifference to mores in desperate attempts to deny their own mediocrity.

Never underestimate the stimulation of eccentricity.

But no words will change my desire / My determination born of love / My will to set my eccentric sight / On an ever exquisite dawn

I do not know of any salvation for society except through eccentrics, misfits, dissenters, people who protest.

There are two contrary impulses which govern this man's brain-the one sane, and the other eccentric. They alternate at regular intervals.

A free society cherishes nonconformity.

It knows from the non-conformist, from the eccentric, have come many of the great ideas.

Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.

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