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The Most Famous Eccentricity Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Be virtuous and you will be eccentric. — Mark Twain

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

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

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

A free society cherishes nonconformity. It knows from the non-conformist, from the eccentric, have come many of the great ideas. — Henry Steele Commager

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. — Peter Higgs

There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts. — Christine Lavin

There's a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. — Diane Arbus

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. — Tim Burton

There is no beauty without some strangeness — Edgar Allan Poe

Short Eccentricity Quotes

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  • To have a screw loose. — French Proverbs
  • Without weird people in this world, life is gonna be like vanilla ice cream without sprinkles. — Ryan Higa
  • If you’re even a little bit different than what is considered the norm, then you’re an oddball. — Markiplier
  • A dash of eccentric glamour gives you the power to keep the wrong kind of men away. — Isabel Toledo
  • Dignity is an affectation, cute but eccentric, like learning French or collecting scarves. — Dave Eggers
  • To be simple is the best thing in the world. — Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. — Regina Brett
  • Never underestimate the stimulation of eccentricity. — Neil Simon
  • The world thinks eccentricity in great things is genius, but in small things, only crazy. — Edward George BulwerLytton
  • People like eccentrics. Therefore they will leave me alone, saying that I am a mad clown. — Vaslav Nijinsky

Top 10 Eccentricity Quotes

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

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. — Tim Burton

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 — Dorian Yates

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

People who live in SoHo want to be close to the energy, culture, and eccentricities of New York's most charming neighborhoods. — Jared Kushner

To have a screw loose. — French Proverbs

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. — Saadi Shirazi

Without weird people in this world, life is gonna be like vanilla ice cream without sprinkles. — Ryan Higa

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

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

Eccentric Person Quotes

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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. — James Hollis

In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. — Bill Watterson

Tom is the most eccentric person I have ever worked with. We get on very well and I am most impressed with how he can hold an audience in the palm of his hand. — Louise Jameson

Variety, individuality, peculiarity, eccentricity and indeed crankiness are agreeable to the British mind; they make life more interesting. — Dorothy L. Sayers

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? — Alfred Kazin

There is such a thing as genius, and these are people who do not have a formal disability, DSM-IV-type. They may have liberal eccentricities or quirks in their personality, but they don't rise to the level of a disability. — Darold Treffert

I like talking to a person who is crazy in a fun, eccentric way. I don't want to talk to a legitimate crazy person, because that's not nice. — Billy Eichner

While Genius was thus wasting his strength in eccentric flights, I saw a person of a very different appearance, named Application. — Anna Letitia Barbauld

I still have a reputation as an eccentric. But the fact is that audiences probably mix up my roles with me as a person. — Crispin Glover

I like the personality of the Belgians. They're deeply eccentric, which is something that comes across in their design - terrific. — Miranda Richardson

Eccentric Quotes

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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. — John Stuart Mill

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. — Wassily Kandinsky

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. — Diane Keaton

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. — Robert Burns

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

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

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. — Joseph Brodsky

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. — Manolo Blahnik

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. — Edith Sitwell

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. — James Hollis

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More Eccentricity Quotes

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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

Sure, my childhood was unusual. All these eccentric, wild people frequented our home: rock stars, drag queens, models, bikers, freaks. But I was not this little rich girl. My mom and I lived in an apartment. — Liv Tyler

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

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. — James Hillman

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. — Katherine Dunn

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

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

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

When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I'm labeled senile. — George Burns

Eccentric doesn't bother me. 'Eccentric' being a poetic interpretation of a mathematical term meaning something that doesn't follow the lines - that's okay. — Crispin Glover

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

People wanna say that they're part Native American or mixed, or anything other than black. We're raised to believe that there's something better about not being fully black, something eccentric about it. I'm saying I used to tell girls that I was mixed, which is a bold-faced lie! — Chance the Rapper

In Conclusion

These quotes also emphasize that eccentricity can lead to great discoveries and innovations, as it allows people to break free from conventional thinking and explore new possibilities. They encourage us to appreciate and respect the eccentricities of others, recognizing that they can bring a fresh and exciting energy to any situation. Overall, quotes about eccentricity serve as a reminder to embrace our own unique quirks and to celebrate the diversity and individuality that eccentricity brings to the world.

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