Some of my favorite quotes are from Edith Sitwell:
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.
And of course, the inventive self-classification:
You can read all of Edith Sitwell’s Quotations here: