Top 110 Eccentric Quotes

Here we have the best Eccentric Quotes from famous authors such as Roy Blount, Jr., Rainn Wilson, Jeremy Grantham, KSI, Marian Keyes. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

I do some eccentric dancing.
I do some eccentric dancing.

I found it very easy to transform into creeps and weirdos and losers and goof-balls, and I’m happy to play eccentric kinds of characters, and I have a great affinity for the outsider, but I definitely am about expanding my range as well.

I have an eccentric view on commodities not necessarily shared by my colleagues – or by almost anybody. And that is, we’re running out of everything.

I’m a really nice guy when you meet me, and that surprises a lot of people. I’m not that eccentric in real life – and certainly not that disrespectful. In my own time, I like to just chill out with friends and not get in people’s faces.

Bizarrely, I actually feel safer the older I get, like people will expect less from me, and I can become more and more invisible, yet more and more eccentric.

We weren’t your mainstream ’50s family. Both my parents had wonderful, eccentric, artistic friends who treated us as friends as well. How your mind worked was considered important.

Melissa Mathison
I haven‘t been to rehab, I don’t do anything eccentric – I’m really boring.

Living animals are too eccentric in their movements, and the law of gravitation usually draws me from my seat upon them to a lower level; therefore, I am not an inveterate lover of horseback.

I suppose I’m something of an eccentric dresser.

I’ve never once heard my mum shout and she‘s 83 now. She’s incredible. She’s very, very happy, slightly eccentric but loves laughing, which I do too.

I was an eccentric teenager in suburban New Jersey, in a town mostly interested in sports, popularity, and clothes. A fan of Jorge Luis Borges, I found a group of Borges scholars from Aarhus, Denmarkperfect strangerswhom I connected to online and immediately became enthralled by the idea of virtual communities.

I had gone to New York with no plan at all. I did a lot of jobs – barman, teacher, security guard, postman and construction worker – and I was meeting many eccentric characters, and they were saying funny things, which I always wrote down.

I’m unconventional and eccentric and talk things out, and it seemed that the person I marriedmaybe in reactiongot quieter and more conventional over time. It felt as if we were putting each other in a straitjacket.

People wanna say that they’re part Native American or mixed, or anything other than black. We’re raised to believe that there’s something better about not being fully black, something eccentric about it. I’m saying I used to tell girls that I was mixed, which is a bold-faced lie!

I don’t think of my life as a cliche, but I’m a cliche eccentric. Complete with a strange name – I mean, who’s named Val? How many Vals do you know? I mean, really?

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

When I’m at an event, I like to be an eccentric dresser. I will just keep wearing what I like.

Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane, and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are the people that are closest to them.

My character in ‘Running With Scissors‘ is manic-depressive. She starts out as a wonderfully eccentric person, and then descends into a terrible illness.

I would probably choose supporting roles if I had to make a choice. It’s actually a really hard thing to say. It’s all on a role-by-role basis, ultimately. I shouldn’t be so quick to say that. I feel like you’re given greater license to be colorful and eccentric in supporting roles, and that’s interesting to me.

I’ve always been an eccentric, a rocker at heart. I can’t play the guitar, but I can play the griddle.

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.

Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.

I’d worked at a small town newspaper, and I was thinking of all the strange stories that I had seen float through the newsroom in my time there that were dismissed as kind of amusing curiosities. Somehow from that I got to this idea of an eccentric alcoholic who built a lighthouse in the woods.

I am not a weirdo, a wacko, or an eccentric for wanting to do good, honest work on a day-to-day basis.

My agent said the part was that of an eccentric old grandfather-come-professor type who travels in space and time. Well, I wasn’t that keen, but I agreed to meet the producer. Then, the moment this brilliant young producer, Verity Lambert, started telling me about ‘Doctor Who,’ l was hooked.

William Hartnell
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.

I first got online in the late ’80s when I was an eccentric teenager in suburban New Jersey, in a town mostly interested in sports, popularity, and clothes. I was a reader, into Jorge Luis Borges, and I found, connected to, and delighted in a group of Borges scholars from Aarhus, Denmark, that I met online.

There are two contrary impulses which govern this man‘s brain-the one sane, and the other eccentric. They alternate at regular intervals.

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 shouldn’t be called eccentric. I should be called a normal guy.

It’s always nice when the eccentrics show up.

Alex Cox
You have to be a crazy guy and a little eccentric to be very successful.

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

Al McGuire
I’m much more interested in lesser-known eccentrics and characters and performers. Like Matthew Buchinger, who was born in Germany in 1674, had no arms or legs and yet did magic, and had 14 kids, and made the most extraordinary calligraphy.

I admire American women because they are really good at putting a look together that is sophisticated. As British girls, we lean toward being a bit more messy, a bit more undone, and maybe a little more eccentric.

I think a bit of mystery is good, and I used to feel like an eccentric person pretending to be normal. But I am actually just a normal person seeming eccentric, by what I’m putting myself through.

I love Dolce & Gabbana. I love Versace. I love the crazy, more eccentric stuff.

I have always idolized eccentric people.

I wrote a lot of ‘Driving on the Rim‘ by giving myself the gift of being just as eccentric as I felt like.

A residence of many years in Yorkshire, and an inveterate habit of collecting all kinds of odd and out-of-the-way information concerning men and matters, furnished me, when I left Yorkshire in 1872, with a large amount of material, collected in that county, relating to its eccentric children.

I always found that the more extreme and the more eccentric I was, that’s what would separate me. I always felt that I needed that separation; otherwise, I’d just be like everybody else.

I’d been collecting eccentric moves since I was a kid and didn’t even know that the dance step I improvised in ‘Be Back Soon‘ was called a ‘pas de basque.’

At some hotels, I feel like I have to be dressed to the nines – perfectly eccentric – to walk out the door.

It is no longer acceptable in British politics to be fat or eccentric or religious.

Ian Hislop
I hope I’m an individual. I suppose an eccentric is a super individual.

Margaret Rutherford
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
My parents are very quirky, eccentric. They have their own world.

Yeah, I’m a little weird. I’m definitely a little eccentric.

Sci-fi fans are eccentric.

Traci Bingham
I started writing in the ’90s, so I was free to just have an eccentric career and not conform to some idea of what a black writer has to do. I didn’t have the burden of representation.

I grew up with my dad. He was very eccentric. I had zero supervision in New York. It’s kind of like I was an orphan.

People are quite frequently eccentric.

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

So I’ve tried to be this very eccentric character, and that works very well if you want to be a painter which I did once upon a time, if you want to be a musician which I did once upon a time. But if you want to make movies and you want to make challenging movies, you’ve got to be the sanest person in the room.

Tony Kaye
My house. It’s kind of eccentric. It’s two decades worth of accumulated personal projects. Yeah, it is pretty dense in my house.

With the possible exception of steampunk aficionados, many reasonable people must view my fascination with Victorian and Edwardian popular fictionmysteries, fantasy, and adventure – as eccentric or merely antiquarian.

For young people, it doesn’t matter so much, but when you’re older, less is definitely more – too much make-up can give you the ‘eccentric Aunt Sally‘ look!

I love good film, whether it’s an independent or studio film. The independent films, I think the good ones aren’t necessarily eccentric ones but they’re the more specific ones.

I am not a grammarian. Maybe my style is eccentric.

Dorothy Kilgallen
‘Backwash’ is an old-school, slapstick-y romp between three eccentric loser friends who inadvertently rob a bank, armed solely with a salami and a sweat sock, and then find themselves on the run pursued by singing cops. It’s kind of a classic piece, a sophisticated piece, if you will.

I was lucky because my upbringing was so eccentric. It has helped me cope with unreal situations.

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
You know those people in life who are a bit eccentric and larger than life or a bit odd? That their realm of possibility around them is larger than somebody who’s called normal? What’s normal for an oddball? They could start screaming in public. That’s fun to play.

I like the personality of the Belgians. They’re deeply eccentric, which is something that comes across in their designterrific.

It’s like, you can’t have any fun, and if you do have fun, if you do your own thing, you’re considered crazy and should be in a mental institution. Now, that’s what I find creepy. I’m eccentric. I am not messed up.

Crispin Glover
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!

I can’t stand modern movies. The images are too weird and eccentric for me.

It can be frightening to turn your back on what others think is right. But I’m not the same as a lot of people – I’m quite artistic and quite eccentric sometimes. If you honour that, you fit into yourself better – and people accept you for what you are.

You’re not allowed to be an eccentric in the world, you have to fit it.

For me, graffiti writers were always the fascinating eccentrics of hip-hop culture. What they do is secretive by definition, and not remunerative in any way.

No one says the word ‘quirky’ much in England. I guess because people are more naturally eccentric.

The English like eccentrics. They just don’t like them living next door.

Julian Clary
I tried to start my own religion in high school. I was very eccentric. I’ve always loved attention.

I know I’m funny, because I’m eccentric, I’m odd. I’m not what you expect.

Perhaps an eccentric is just off centre – ex-centric. But that contradicts a belief of mine that we’ve got to be centrifugal.

Margaret Rutherford
We had such a strange upbringing with such eccentric parents and so we were often put in situations where finding what was funny was a survival thing.

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
In my 20s, I just had to be the centre of attention all the time. I was quite eccentric.

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

I was taught Shakespeare brilliantly by an eccentric genius at Harrow named Jeremy Lemmon who made me want to be a writer.

I have only met Prince Charles once, when he was very charming and easy to chat to. I have always had a soft spot for him, and I admire our constitutional monarchy, but Charles often comes across as eccentric, and he has a mixed press.

As a writer, I tend to be drawn to marginal people – writers, poet-prophets, seers, eccentrics – who embody the deeper ambivalences of their societies and bear deeper witness to their world than the famous figures we are used to celebrating, or demonizing, in our histories.

My former wife is a very eccentric woman, which is why I still love her.

When I was young, an eccentric uncle decided to teach me how to lie. Not, he explained, because he wanted me to lie, but because he thought I should know how it’s done so I would recognise when I was being lied to.

The idea that a man should be wearing something different and more eccentric is obviously the oldest idea on earth.

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
My family was very unorthodox. My mother was very eccentric and amazing. She always treated us like adults.

Poe was plagued and haunted most of all by something pretty banal: poverty. Probably the most eccentric decision in life was to become a writer in an age when making a living at it was nearly impossible.

I’m not very eccentric. I wear more conservative clothes, though I do like mini-skirts.

Sandrine Bonnaire
I like it when people make an effort to wear things that you wouldn’t normally put together – I like eccentrics.

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.

I think I’m a straight actor who occasionally does musicals; most people think I’m an eccentric comedian. It’s amazing how many years you can spend in this business just sorting out something as simple and basic as that.

That the Hawkings were eccentric, even odd, was well known. That they were aloof, convinced of their own intellectual superiority over the rest of the human race, was also widely recognized in St. Albans, where they were regarded with a suspicion and awe.

The clothes chosen for me as a child had a strong element of the Pre-Raphaelite, muted greens and ivories, dusty rose, what seems in retrospect an eccentric amount of black.

I’m an artist, and I’m a bit weird, and I’m probably a bit eccentric.

The one cool thing with getting older is that you can actively choose to just be an eccentric.

Most dancers are less eccentric than driven. It starts young. When other kids are at the playground, we’re in the studio, endlessly drilling jumps and adjusting our socks.

I like a lot of older rock ‘n’ roll artists, like legends like Freddie Mercury and David Bowie. They really influenced me to be very, very androgynous and very commanding, and very very – I wouldn’t say odd, but I would say eccentric.

I had such a warped self-image. And I really think America thought I was an eccentric loudmouth. I thought I was demure.

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.

My father was an academic, an eccentric. He was a lecturer.

I think in terms of the parents that I had, I sort of drew a bad hand, or bad karma; who knows? And I did have a family that was complicated, with some quite eccentric members. So there was a lot of grist there.

Rich people are so eccentric, and I don’t think people really realize. Especially by the turn of the century, they were living like rappers, and there was no income tax. They are some of the most fascinating people, and I am endlessly fascinated.

Riki Lindhome
My parents weren’t into fashion. I didn’t have an eccentric granny who mixed lace mantillas with tweed.

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
For me, prog rock has always been essentially British. It combines all our great and eccentric genius. We are not hung up on categories, rules and classification. We love people who break the mould, challenge us and make us think differently.

I was eccentric, even as a kid. I was an early reader, an early talker. I was very curious in a way that maybe the other kids weren’t. I was a little more outgoing.

I’ll be seen as eccentric, like Vic Reeves or Spike Milligan, which would be amazing. But I suppose I’m in this weird transitional period between having some success doing weird stuff and not being eccentric yet. I’m in limbo.

I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for.