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Eccentricity Quotes

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

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity
to the point of doubtful sanity.
- Robert Frost

No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
- Andre Maurois

My mother was the concert master of the symphony.
Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.
- Martin Short

 

There's not much room for eccentricity in Hollywood,
and eccentricity is what's sexy in people.
- Rachel Weisz

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally
been proportional to the amount of genius,
mental vigor, and moral courage it contained.
That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
- John Stuart Mill

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength
of character had abounded;
and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally
been proportional to the amount of genius,
mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
- John Stuart Mill

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To seek understanding before taking action,
yet to trust my instincts when action is called for.
Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake.
Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity,
never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.
- Steven Brust

I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family
I could possibly have hoped for.
- Maureen O'Hara

Going to Nashville to meet the in-laws was the first
time when I'd been in America and not been seen as
some sort of eccentric character with a cute accent.
- Nick Lowe

Everybody thought I was a bit of an eccentric for wanting
to be out there looking at the stars,
but I still do.
- Brian May

You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually
are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog.
- Doug Coupland

The woman poet must be either a sexless,
reclusive eccentric, with nothing to say specifically to women,
or a brilliant, tragic, tortured suicide.
- Marilyn Hacker

My grandmother lived with us for a short time while I was a child.
Old people tend to be slightly more eccentric -
they can behave the way they want.
- Julie Walters

I have always idolized eccentric people.
- Brandon Boyd

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

I am not a grammarian.
Maybe my style is eccentric.
- Dorothy Kilgallen

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

At first, I did stories on people who were maybe just eccentric.
Omar was a natural progression from that.
- Jon Ronson

That so few now dare to be eccentric,
marks the chief danger of the time.
- John Stuart Mill

If you're poor and you do something stupid,
you're nuts.
If you're rich and do something stupid,
you're eccentric.
- Bobby Heenan

If this work seems so threatening, this is because
it isn't simply eccentric or strange,
but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.
- Jacques Derrida

When I was losing, they called me nuts.
When I was winning they called me eccentric.
- Al McGuire

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

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

Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.
- Gene Tierney

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

Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.
- Anton Chekhov

You know, so I was a weird eccentric kid but I did
believe in the power of the word and of the word being made flesh I suppose,
which again I suppose came from my temperament as well as my upbringing.
- Thomas Keneally

I've always had great respect for Paddington because
he is amusingly English and eccentric.
He is a great British institution and my generation
grew up with the books and then Michael Horden's animations.
- Stephen Fry

There is all the difference in the world between departure
from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them,
and neglect of them through want of training or want
of skill or want of understanding.
Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is.
- Ellen Terry

It is no accident that I made Cartoon Town a simple little village -
in many ways it mirrored my home town.
And, yes, many of my puppet characters took on some
of the more eccentric characteristics of people I knew there.
- William Jackson

I love the part of Hector as it takes me back to playing eccentric parts.
He is a funny character, which is fine by me as I've
been playing for laughs for decades now!
It's lovely to get a laugh; it's the best thing in the world!
- Richard Briers

I was watching Monster's Ball, which is a fabulous movie.
It's just a little gem: beautifully shot,
and shot in a way I never would have done.
It made me feel very old, really, because it wasn't
eccentric for its own sake,
it was just very original.
- Adrian Lyne

Women can break down barriers to opportunity,
and men, many of them reluctantly, have learned to
relate to women as their equals in thought and action.
But except for an eccentric few, women do not want to become warriors.
- Suzanne Fields

Desperation is the perfume of the young actor.
It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it.
If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy.
In this business a lot of people go nuts,
go eccentric, even end up dead from it.
Not my plan.
- Uma Thurman

When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life.
I live in the present at the same time that I live
in the past with my characters.
It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant.
- John Phillips Marquand

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

Develop your eccentricities while you are young.
That way, when you get old, people won't think you're going gaga.
- David Ogilvy

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

Our industry is full of all sorts of eccentricities
and one of them is owning property.
- Cliff Richard

He was incredibly good as Dr Who.
He brought all his eccentricities to the role and was
so charismatic and charming.
He must be the fans firm favourite.
- Louise Jameson

The English like eccentrics.
They just don't like them living next door.
- Julian Clary

People like eccentrics.
Therefore they will leave me alone, saying that I am a mad clown.
- Vaslav Nijinsky

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

I think London's sexy because it's so full of eccentrics.
- Rachel Weisz

It's always nice when the eccentrics show up.
- Alex Cox

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which
occur more frequently in memory than in life.
- P. D. James

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

I've concentrated for a long time on English films
because I've got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and
I think I'm going to be away for about four months of year now.
- Sadie Frost

One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility
of using the same word as noun and verb.
- Edward Sapir

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
- H. L. Mencken

Things they don't understand always cause a sensation among the English.
- Alfred de Musset

German and English firms operate internationally,
while French firms do not.
The only place where they all have work is in China.
Anybody can sell himself in China!
- Helmut Jahn

In 1763 the English were the most powerful nation in the world.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The number one secret of being a successful writer is this:
marry an English major.
- Stephen Ambrose

So, sometimes, when I'm not happy with my performance and I have to think,
I will think in English.
- Sophie Marceau

Perhaps first and foremost is the challenge of taking
what I find as a reader and making it into a poem that,
primarily, has to be a plausible poem in English.
- Marilyn Hacker

I always serve the writer first because I'm English trained,
even though I'm American.
- Robert Englund


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