Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us 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.

September 10, 2014 Edith Sitwell ,

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

August 9, 2014 Mark Twain

When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I’m labeled senile.

Of the things I have lost I miss my mind the most.

January 12, 2014 Anonymous

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.

August 8, 2013 Orson Welles

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it’s you.

May 20, 2013 Rita Mae Brown

It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one’s doubts.

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.

May 18, 2013 Ambrose Bierce

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.

May 17, 2013 Anonymous