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1. "It's always nice when the eccentrics show up."
Author: Alex Cox
2. "I like it when people make an effort to wear things that you wouldn't normally put together - I like eccentrics."
Author: Bat For Lashes
3. "There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts."
Author: Christine Lavin
4. "Eccentricity is not, as some would believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd."
Author: Edith Sitwell
5. "Books are a bad family - there are those you love, and those you are indifferent to; idiots and mad cousins who you would banish except others enjoy their company; wrongheaded but fascinating eccentrics and dreamy geniuses; orphaned grandchildren; and endless brothers-in-law simply taking up space who you wish you could send straight to hell. Except you can't, for the most part. You must house them and make them comfortable and worry about them when they go on trips and there is never enough room."
Author: Elizabeth McCracken
6. "It is a good sign in a nation when things are done badly. It shows that all the people are doing them. And it is bad sign in a nation when such things are done very well, for it shows that only a few experts and eccentrics are doing them, and that the nation is merely looking on."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
7. "Abandonment of slavery is also the banishment of the chimera of security. The world will not change overnight, and liberation will not happen unless individual women agree to be outcasts, eccentrics, perverts, and whatever the powers-that-be choose to call them."
Author: Germaine Greer
8. "For over a century, an evolving microcosm of Anthropology's turbulent history has hidden behind the staid façade of the American Museum of Natural History. From an insider's perspective, the well-known ethnologist Stan Freed engagingly introduces us to an amazing cast of explorers, eccentrics, idealists, pranksters and forbidding intellectual - an unlikely mix that played a key role in establishing the science of Anthropology as we know it today."
Author: Ian Tattersall
9. "Alienation produces eccentrics or revolutionary."
Author: Jenny Holzer
10. "We journalists love writing about eccentrics. We hate writing about impenetrable, boring people. It makes us look bad: the duller the interviewee, the duller the prose. If you want to get away with wielding true, malevolent power, be boring."
Author: Jon Ronson
11. "The English like eccentrics. They just don't like them living next door."
Author: Julian Clary
12. "When small towns find they cannot harm the strangest of their members, when eccentrics show resilience, they are eventually embraced and even cherished."
Author: Louise Erdrich
13. "My fantasy was that I was the long-lost switched-at-birth child of wealthy eccentrics. One day, they would find me and take me away from the gypsy caravan that was my life, and give me hot meals, a decent dress, and a pony."
Author: Roberta Pearce
14. "People like eccentrics. Therefore they will leave me alone, saying that I am a mad clown."
Author: Vaslav Nijinsky

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