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I have a lot of tics and phobias. I hate to travel. I hate to go to festivals. I hate it when somebody gets close behind me. I'm scared of the darkness. I hate open doors. (Quote by - Ingmar Bergman)

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

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. (Quote by - John Stuart Mill)

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. (Quote by - Robin Williams)

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

Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. (Quote by - Cecil Beaton)

Eccentric people have these happy obsessive preoccupations, and a wonderful, unusual sense of humor, and this gives them a significant meaning in life. And they are far healthier than most people because of that. (Quote by - David Weeks)

The amount of eccentricity in a society has been proportional to the amount of genius, material vigor and moral courage which it contains. (Quote by - John Stuart Mill)

The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test. (Quote by - Karl Kraus)

Imagination is more important than knowledge (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

I didn't want to even stand next to any high rise building as long as I lived... I didn't even want to go over a bridge. (Quote by - Stephen King)

I was intrigued and enormously drawn to extremism by people who had blown their lives or who had taken their lives outside the normal conventions of society. (Quote by - Brett Whiteley)

Men are of necessity so mad, that not to be mad were madness in another form. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

There's something about being in the country that makes you stick out like a sore thumb you're an anomaly. But in London there's always someone wilder and woollier. (Quote by - Cornelia Parker)

Thou strange piece of wild nature! (Quote by - Colley Cibber)

There are essential and inessential insanities... Inessential insanities get one in trouble with oneself. Essential insanities get one in trouble with others. It's always preferable to be in trouble with others. In fact, it may be essential. (Quote by - Tom Robbins)

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

A method of distinction so cheap that fools employ it to accentuate their incapacity. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. (Quote by - Malcolm Muggeridge)

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

What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance? (Quote by - Theodore Roethke)

What am I in most people's eyes? A nonentity or an eccentric and disagreeable man... I should want my work to show what is in the heart of such an eccentric, of such a nobody. (Quote by - Vincent van Gogh)

When I would make a figure that was so distorted it was hardly like a figure, I got a maniacal impulse to write "figure" in a couple of paintings. I did some writing in the paintings. And then I saw the graffiti...It does give me a certain kind of whimsy... (Quote by - George McNeil)

Since the age of fifteen poetry has been my ruling passion and I have never intentionally undertaken any task or formed any relationship that seemed inconsistent with poetic principles; which has sometimes won me the reputation of an eccentric. (Quote by - Robert Graves)

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

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