Quotes of Eccentricity

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

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ The world thinks eccentricity in great things is genius, but in small things, only crazy. ”

- Edward Bulwer Lytton

“ The lunatic fringe wags the underdog. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ So long as a man rides his Hobby-Horse peaceably and quietly along the King's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him — pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it? ”

- Laurence Sterne

“ The English like eccentrics. They just don't like them living next door. ”

- Julian Clary

“ You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ 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

“ 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, n. A method of distinction so cheap that fools employ it to accentuate their incapacity. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Thou strange piece of wild nature! ”

- Colley Cibber

“ The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test. ”

- Karl Kraus

“ Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. ”

- Robert Frost

“ No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity. ”

- Andre Maurois

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

- Queen Elizabeth

“ The goal of my therapy is eccentricity. ”

- James Hillman
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