Eccentricity Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Eccentricity Quotes from Jeremy Scott, Yotam Ottolenghi, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jason Bateman, Andre Maurois. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I think because of the eccentricity of my work and how I dress, people expect me to be bouncing off the walls. But that’s just not how I am.
Jeremy Scott
Having grown up in the Middle East, eating beans for breakfast always seemed like a bizarre British eccentricity.
Yotam Ottolenghi
My eccentricity became direction.
Jean Paul Gaultier
If the goal is to be believable when you’re acting, I’ve got the best idea of what that believability might look and feel like. And because you need a normal guy in a comedy so that the eccentricities can pop, that’s a good part for me.
Jason Bateman
No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
Andre Maurois
I basically think that I’m a fairly nice, normal person with just a few eccentricities.
Heather Graham
Luxury means that you show the way you dress with eccentricity.
Alessandro Michele
People who live in SoHo want to be close to the energy, culture, and eccentricities of New York’s most charming neighborhoods.
Jared Kushner
The difference between eccentricity and originality in historical studies is often difficult to detect at first encounter. When a radically new interpretation of a large segment of history makes its appearance, time is needed to sift the evidence.
Edmund Morgan
I am trying to cultivate the notion that constantly misplacing one’s cell phone is a charming eccentricity… my children aren’t buying it.
Alice McDermott
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
Robert Frost
My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.
Martin Short
The art editor in charge of the covers at the ‘New Yorker’ is Francoise Mouly. She’s very familiar with the eccentricities and personalities of cartoonists, so working with her is very easy.
Adrian Tomine
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
I think there’s a dark and twisted idea of democracy that everybody is as interesting as everybody else. So we mustn’t make anybody too interesting. There’s an ironing out of edges and eccentricities, idiosyncrasies in people and situations.
Tom Burke
When I look at my clothes, I think of them as an expression of the joy and fun of fashion – with a bit of English eccentricity thrown in.
Suzy Menkes
There’s not much room for eccentricity in Hollywood, and eccentricity is what’s sexy in people.
Rachel Weisz
Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won’t think you’re going gaga.
David Ogilvy
There’s a certain pattern that exists with geniuses – an eccentricity, a lack of social graces and an inability to really communicate with mere mortals.
John Noble
Gonjasufi may sound at first like a rambling hip-hop crackpot, but there’s more to the California rapper and singer than mere eccentricity: What appears messy and thrown together is anything but.
Anthony Fantano
My music has a high irritation factor. I’ve always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was a joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccentricity to the bland.
Randy Newman
Everyone likes to hear that their eccentricities and their addictions are simply evidence of their sensitive artistic nature.
Russell Smith
Even my pathological love of Japan and its beauties, glories and eccentricities is sorely tested by ‘The Grudge 2,’ from Takashi Shimizu, a movie so bewildering and impenetrable that I believe it siphoned off a good 40 IQ points.
Stephen Hunter
When a director narrates a character, I find it normal to ask questions about the character’s background, mood swings, eccentricities, behaviour… I do this to make my performance relatable. Directors who don’t know their characters well find it difficult to answer these questions and, hence, find me annoying.
Radha Ravi
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
Now I’m old… maybe I’m still an eccentric hippie. There’s a wonderful freedom in the eccentricity – you can go places, you can be wacky, and you don’t have to be constrained. I think that’s why people are eccentric – eccentricity is a weapon… and it’s great!
Sylvester McCoy
Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
Queen Elizabeth II
Eccentricity is usually owned by middle-class and upper-class people. If you are working class and eccentric, then you’re just mad.
Timothy Spall
When I was in elementary school, I watched ‘Cinema Paradiso’ 22 times and memorized the dialogue. In the movie, everyone had a place, even the bum who thought he owned the piazza. Eccentricities were celebrated, and no one was isolated.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs
No, I’m a very normal and orthodox person that goes out of their way to present eccentricity. It’s not that I do that so much now but I’ve been doing it for so many years that it’s become routine now.
Tony Kaye
I adore Britain! It’s my favourite country; I love their eccentricity. I find Britain so inspiring.
Stefano Gabbana
If you define eccentricity as creativity, then yes, creativity is eccentricity.
Russell Smith
Eccentricity has never been discouraged in our family.
Carlene Carter
Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
George Santayana
I’ve got a bit of the eccentricity of Africa and a bit of Western calm.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
I pay for what I call eccentricity and my will to evolve.
Daveigh Chase
My dad has sometimes felt that I grew up a little lacking in sufficient eccentricity – in the sense that I’m willing to live as an adult in a house with walls that are parallel to each other, that sort of thing.
Jaron Lanier
I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity.
David Bowie
Minimalism? It is something I appreciate as an art form but leave to others – unless you count a collection of warhorse-workwear Yves Saint Laurent trouser suits. Maybe my penchant for hippie-deluxe eccentricity came from an escapist dream of a different world. It was tough being a working mom in the 1970s.
Suzy Menkes
We have for too long been taught that the sight of a man speaking to himself is a sign of eccentricity or madness; we are no longer at all habituated to our own voices, except in conversation or from within the safety of a shouting crowd.
Teju Cole