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Oddities quotes by Noam Chomsky
#1. As long as people are marginalized and distracted [they] have no way to organize or articulate their sentiments, or even know that others have these sentiments. People assume that they are the only people with a crazy idea in their heads. They never hear it from anywhere else. Nobody's supposed to think that ... Since there's no way to get together with other people who share or reinforce that view and help you articulate it, you feel like an oddity, an oddball. So you just stay on the side and you don't pay any attention to what's going on. You look at something else, like the Superbowl. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Oddities quotes by Charles Krauthammer
#2. Consider the oddity of those drug commercials on television. Fifteen seconds of the purported therapeutic effort, followed by about 45 seconds of a rapidly muttered list of horrific possible side effects. When the ad is over, I can't remember a thing about what the pill is supposed to do, except perhaps cause nausea, liver damage, projectile vomiting, a nasty rash, a four-hour erection, and sudden death. Sudden death is my favorite because there is something comical about it being a side effect. What exactly is the main effect in that case? Relief from abdominal bloating? #Quote by Charles Krauthammer
Oddities quotes by Jane Yolen
#3. A child who can love the oddities of a fantasy book cannot possibly be xenophobic as an adult. What is a different color, a different culture, a different tongue for a child who has already mastered Elvish, respected Puddleglums, or fallen under the spell of dark-skinned Ged? #Quote by Jane Yolen
Oddities quotes by George Eliot
#4. There were intervals in which she could sit perfectly still, enjoying the outer stillness and the subdued light. The red fire with its gently audible movement seemed like a solemn existence calmly independent of the petty passions, the imbecile desires, the straining after worthless uncertainties, which were daily moving her contempt. Mary was fond of her own thoughts, and could amuse herself well sitting in the twilight with her hands in her lap; for, having early had strong reason to believe that things were not likely to be arranged for her peculiar satisfaction, she wasted no time in astonishment and annoyance at that fact. And she had already come to take life very much as a comedy in which she had a proud, nay, a generous resolution not to act the mean or treacherous part. Mary might have become cynical if she had not had parents whom she honoured, and a well of affectionate gratitude within her, which was all the fuller because she had learned to make no unreasonable claims.

She sat to-night revolving, as she was wont, the scenes of the day, her lips often curling with amusement at the oddities to which her fancy added fresh drollery: people were so ridiculous with their illusions, carrying their fools' caps unawares, thinking their own lies opaque while everybody else's were transparent, making themselves exceptions to everything, as if when all the world looked yellow under a lamp they alone were rosy. #Quote by George Eliot
Oddities quotes by James Krenov
#5. Fine things in wood are important, not only aesthetically, as oddities or rarities, but because we are becoming aware of the fact that much of our life is spent buying and discarding, and buying again, things that are not good. Some of us long to have at least something, somewhere, which will give us harmony and a sense of durability - I won't say permanence, but durability - things that, through the years, become more and more beautiful, things we can leave to our children. #Quote by James Krenov
Oddities quotes by Paul Stanley
#6. Music critics are, for the most part, bitter people who are intent at dragging people down for being successful at what they want to do, which is probably music. The oddity of being a critic is: You don't get a diploma, you just decide you're a critic. If someone listens to your opinion rather than their own, it's their mistake. Any critic's top 10, any year, it's something controversial or something that will make them look hipper-than-thou. The whole critic game, we've never played. #Quote by Paul Stanley
Oddities quotes by Jane Austen
#7. But Elizabeth was not formed for ill-humour; and though every prospect of her own was destroyed for the evening, it could not dwell long on her spirits; and having told all her griefs to Charlotte Lucas, whom she had not seen for a week, she was soon able to make a voluntary transition to the oddities of her cousin, and to point him out to her particular notice. The first two dances, however, brought a return of distress; they were dances of mortification. Mr. Collins, awkward #Quote by Jane Austen
Oddities quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#8. Do some interesting things that you have never done before! Add more colours to your life; enrich your existence with every kind of oddities! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Oddities quotes by Atul Gawande
#9. So today, with our average life span in much of the world climbing past eighty years, we are already oddities living well beyond our appointed time. #Quote by Atul Gawande
Oddities quotes by Bob Newhart
#10. Comedians are innately programmed to pick up oddities like mispronounced words, upside-down books on a shelf, and generally undetectable mistakes in everyday life. #Quote by Bob Newhart
Oddities quotes by Nikki Sixx
#11. I've always had an eye for the oddities in life. #Quote by Nikki Sixx
Oddities quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#12. We wait too long to tell the people we love that they are the very reason that we exist. We assume that our wife, child, other family members, and friends understand our love and affection. We assume that people we care about understand our enigmatic idiosyncrasies and willingly accept the shrouded reasons behind our demonstrable oddities. We assume that other people sense that we struggle valiantly in our blackened landscape. We presume that other people comprehend our struggle to glean meaning amongst the ashes spewed from the absurd circumstances that we operate. Sometimes we need to stop and tell the tenderhearted persons whom we care about that we love them and explain that our awkward strangeness is not a rejection of them. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Oddities quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#13. To no one, he knew, not even to Willem. But he'd had years to learn how to keep his thoughts to himself; unlike his friends, he had learned not to share evidence of his oddities as a way to distinguish himself from others, although he was happy and proud that they shared theirs with him #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Oddities quotes by Robert Reed
#14. A person can spend every day of his life finding examples of our spectacular oddness, and if that's what he likes to do, then his life is destined to be full and rich. #Quote by Robert Reed
Oddities quotes by Allyse Near
#15. Don't deny yourself your oddities but DON'T FOLLOW AFTER ME #Quote by Allyse Near
Oddities quotes by Susan Sontag
#16. Surrealism can only deliver a reactionary judgment; can make out of history only an accumulation of oddities, a joke, a death trip. #Quote by Susan Sontag
Oddities quotes by Margaret Scherf
#17. As he came up Second Avenue, Henry saw that Jerry Lauterbach was again having trouble with the neighborhood psycho. It was natural, Henry reflected, that New York, being so well supplied with all the necessities of life, should not be lacking in persons whose mental furniture was sliding on the polished floors of their intelligence. #Quote by Margaret Scherf
Oddities quotes by David Arnold
#18. And I'm sick of things the way they are, my many oddities, my limited depth perception, as if it's not bad enough I only see half the world, but it always seems to be the wrong half. #Quote by David Arnold
Oddities quotes by Jim Lynch
#19. Some people blamed his oddities on his dyslexia, which was so severe that one giddy pediatrician called it a gift: While he might never learn how to spell or read better than the average fourth grader, he'd always see things the rest of us couldn't. #Quote by Jim Lynch
Oddities quotes by Karen Joy Fowler
#20. The Indians did not like to see anything odd
a white squirrel, for instance ... They thought such oddities were messages, were omens of evil ... And the Indians put a great deal of faith in dreams. #Quote by Karen Joy Fowler
Oddities quotes by Trevor Baylis
#21. Visionaries and dreamers have always been dusted with a little oddity. #Quote by Trevor Baylis
Oddities quotes by Joan Rivers
#22. I was absorbing a sorry truth of show business - rejection is the norm and acceptance the oddity. I was learning to cut the tops off my highs and stay with the lows where the rejections and letdowns would be shallow. #Quote by Joan Rivers
Oddities quotes by Polly Shulman
#23. What are you doing?"
"I'm darning a sock," he said, holding it up to show me.
"What's that lump inside?"
"A sock egg."
"A sock egg? I didn't know socks hatched from eggs."
"Only the best ones do. I can't wear the cheap kind, the ones that grow on trees. They give me blisters. #Quote by Polly Shulman
Oddities quotes by David Arnold
#24. It's a fortress of passion, a crash--a fatal collision of neurons and electrons and fibers, my circus of oddities coming together as one, imploding in a fiery blaze. It's . . . I-don't-know-what . . . my collection of shiny.

It's love. #Quote by David Arnold
Oddities quotes by W. Scott Poole
#25. All the creatures of folklore and popular culture raise unanswered questions about the bodies we inhabit. The walking corpse horrifies because our bodies will bear a real resemblance to them someday, sans the perambulation. Medical oddities are distburbing because they remind that the boundaries of the human body are inherently instable... Other members of the monstrous fraternity, even the sultry vampire, threaten to puncture, rend, and ultimately destroy our bodies. We fear the monster perhaps because we fear the death and dissolution of our temporal selves. #Quote by W. Scott Poole
Oddities quotes by Elton John
#26. I've been following him since Space Oddity. And I've followed him from all those albums that didn't sell, like The Man Who Sold The World and things like that. Above all, apart from all the glamorous rubbish, the music's there. Ziggy Stardust is a classic album. #Quote by Elton John
Oddities quotes by William Poundstone
#27. Paradox is thus a much deeper and universal concept than the ancients would have dreamed. Rather than an oddity, it is a mainstay of the philosophy of science. #Quote by William Poundstone
Oddities quotes by J. Drew Lanham
#28. The wild things and places belong to all of us. So while I can't fix the bigger problems of race in the United States - can't suggest a means by which I, and others like me, will always feel safe - I can prescribe a solution in my own small corner. Get more people of color "out there." Turn oddities into commonplace. The presence of more black birders, wildlife biologists, hunters, hikers, and fisher-folk will say to others that we, too, appreciate the warble of a summer tanager, the incredible instincts of a whitetail buck, and the sound of wind in the tall pines. Our responsibility is to pass something on to those coming after. As young people of color reconnect with what so many of their ancestors knew - that our connections to the land run deep, like the taproots of mighty oaks; that the land renews and sustains us - maybe things will begin to change. #Quote by J. Drew Lanham
Oddities quotes by Robert Trivers
#29. The chimpanzee and the human share about 99.5 percent of their evolutionary history, yet most human thinkers regard the chimp as a malformed, irrelevant oddity, while seeing themselves as stepping stones to the Almighty. #Quote by Robert Trivers
Oddities quotes by Rawi Hage
#30. Here in these circuses and carnivals we all love each other with our oddities and queernesses. #Quote by Rawi Hage
Oddities quotes by Enid Shomer
#31. How could you determine a man's intention if you didn't speak his language or share his beliefs? She'd happily embarked on a study of ancient Egyptian religion but had no curiosity about Islam, which seemed an amalgam of oddities and borrowings. She felt with conviction what she'd written home more than once
that Egypt would be an exquisite country if not for the Egyptians who lived there. #Quote by Enid Shomer
Oddities quotes by George Gordon Byron
#32. This is the age of oddities let loose. #Quote by George Gordon Byron
Oddities quotes by Enid Bagnold
#33. Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything ... It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it's a cactus. #Quote by Enid Bagnold
Oddities quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#34. Oddities only strike ordinary people. Oddities do not strike odd people. This is why ordinary people have a much more exciting time; while odd people are always complaining of the dulness of life. This is also why the new novels die so quickly, and why the old fairy tales endure for ever. The old fairy tale makes the hero a normal human boy; it is his adventures that are startling; they startle him because he is normal. But in the modern psychological novel the hero is abnormal; the centre is not central. Hence the fiercest adventures fail to affect him adequately, and the book is monotonous. You can make a story out of a hero among dragons; but not out of a dragon among dragons. The fairy tale discusses what a sane man will do in a mad world. The sober realistic novel of to-day discusses what an essential lunatic will do in a dull world. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Oddities quotes by Henry Hitchings
#35. Among more recent innovators was the Russian-born Vladimir Nabokov, whose novel Bend Sinister is trophied with delightful oddities like kwazinka ('a slit between the folding parts of a screen') and shchekotiki (which is 'half-tingle, half-tickle').6 #Quote by Henry Hitchings
Oddities quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#36. The daguerreotypist once whispered her that these marks betokened the oddities of the Pyncheon family, and that the chicken itself was a symbol of the life of the old house, embodying its interpretation, likewise, although an unintelligible one, as such clews generally are. It was a feathered riddle; a mystery hatched out of an egg, and just as mysterious as if the egg had been addle! #Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Oddities quotes by Chris Ware
#37. I don't think there's any independent cartoonist whose stuff I don't like or respect in at least some way or another. We're all marginal laborers - we're practically medical oddities - so I don't see why we can't all be nice to each other. #Quote by Chris Ware
Oddities quotes by Henry James
#38. All these people - the people of the English mother's side - had been of condition more or less eminent; yet with oddities and disparities that had often since made Maria, thinking them over, wonder what they really quite rhymed to. It #Quote by Henry James
Oddities quotes by James Hillman
#39. We must look back over our lives and look at some of the accidents and curiosities and oddities and troubles and sicknesses and begin to see more in those things than we saw before. It raises questions, so that when peculiar little accidents happen, you ask whether there is something else at work in your life. #Quote by James Hillman
Oddities quotes by John Vanderslice
#40. One day, digital will be it. Analog will just be another oddity, and that's fine, too. I have no great misgivings about it, but there will always be something to analog. It's the smell of the tape and all that visceral, physical stuff. #Quote by John Vanderslice
Oddities quotes by Craig Johnson
#41. nature hates a vacuum and strange things are drawn into empty places; sometimes oddities survive where nothing else can. #Quote by Craig Johnson
Oddities quotes by Stephen Fry
#42. You either get Norfolk, with its wild roughness and uncultivated oddities, or you don't. It's not all soft and lovely. It doesn't ask to be loved. #Quote by Stephen Fry
Oddities quotes by George Eliot
#43. Many an irritating fault, many an unlovely oddity, has come of a hard sorrow. #Quote by George Eliot
Oddities quotes by Mary J. Miller
#44. Making all of those words work together is difficult. It took a lot of cleaning up, a lot of rewriting scenes in order to make them more vivid. I used everything - every oddity I've ever seen on the side of the road, every interesting memory I could make relevant. #Quote by Mary J. Miller
Oddities quotes by S.K. Ali
#45. The world is a mysterious place. On the one hand, its size can be measured and recorded and verified. Its marvels and oddities captured in complex, empirical detail.
On the other hand, its size is relative to our mind's perception of it. Its marvels and oddities only extending to how far our vision goes.
For some of us, this means the world is small, including only those we see as belonging to it. People related to us, people who look like us, dress like us, think like us.
For others, it's medium-size and includes those we connect to through some similarity, some trait that pings familiarity within, which then allows us to overlook the differences between us and them.
And then there are those who see the world as huge, as the actual size it measurably is.
Huge enough to include vast differences, people with nothing in common with one another except a beating heart and a feeling soul, these two - heart, soul - being the strongest connection between us all. #Quote by S.K. Ali
Oddities quotes by Don Yaeger
#46. That's one of the great oddities of baseball: Success is relative. A hitter who fails 70 percent of the time at the plate is a potential member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and many World Championship teams lose more than 70 games during their title-winning seasons. #Quote by Don Yaeger
Oddities quotes by Lorna Luft
#47. One of the oddities about being Judy Garland's daughter was that everyone treated my mother with such awe that they would never have asked me the normal questions kids get about their moms. #Quote by Lorna Luft
Oddities quotes by John Hodgman
#48. Anyone of conscience could come look at my book and see it as an esoteric oddity or be intrigued by it. It could happen either way on a thousand different little decisions each individual might make. #Quote by John Hodgman
Oddities quotes by Tyler Knott Gregson
#49. I just may be the strangest person you will ever know. I am filled with too many oddities and too few consistencies and I will always lack the spongey filter that should live between brain and mouth. These defining traits these enduring characteristics, and these fingers crossed that in all of it, you will find them irresistible. #Quote by Tyler Knott Gregson
Oddities quotes by Molly Ivins
#50. So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. #Quote by Molly Ivins
Oddities quotes by Janet Edwards
#51. I'd grown used to accepting the oddities of twenty different planets. Fian wouldn't carry a comb around with him. Krath was scared of butterflies. Dalmora was horrified if she was late for something. Amalie held her shoes upside down and shook them before putting them on. #Quote by Janet Edwards
Oddities quotes by Toba Beta
#52. I seek plain truth
I do and I have to
I find strange oddities
I am now sure
I will reveal secrets. #Quote by Toba Beta
Oddities quotes by Michel De Certeau
#53. More than its utilitarian and technocratic transparency, it is the opaque ambivalence of its oddities that makes the city livable. #Quote by Michel De Certeau
Oddities quotes by Amor Towles
#54. It is a lovely oddity of human nature that a person is more inclined to interrupt two people in conversation than one person alone with a book. #Quote by Amor Towles
Oddities quotes by Lynn Shelton
#55. For me, I want to see diversity in storytelling sources because we live in a very diverse society, and the stories are for the whole society. That's really important. For me, as a female filmmaker, when I was out on the festival circuit on 2006, I felt like such a freaking anomaly - an oddity. #Quote by Lynn Shelton
Oddities quotes by David Papineau
#56. I do have quite a lot of sympathy for Fodor's picture of concepts as information-free atomic entities which get locked onto their referents causally, and to that extent they needn't involve anything much in the way of learning. But even so it seems perverse to call them 'innate'. Here we see again the oddity of treating 'not learned' as sufficient for innate. #Quote by David Papineau
Oddities quotes by Tom Waits
#57. I'm interested in things when I don't know what they are. Like "Hey, Ray, what the hell is this?" Oh, that's lipstick from the 1700s, that's dog food from the turn of the century, that's a hat from World War II. I'm interested in the minutiae of things. Oddities. #Quote by Tom Waits
Oddities quotes by Matt Haig
#58. No one was ever a native of Britain. People arrived here. The Romans, the Celts, the Normans, the Saxons. Britain was always a place made of other places. And even what we think of as "modern" immigration goes quite a long way back. Well over three hundred years ago, you had Indians who came here after being recruited on ships run by the East India Company. Then came Germans and Russian Jews and Africans. But it is true that, while immigration has always been a part of English society, for a long time visibly different immigrants were treated as exotic oddities #Quote by Matt Haig
Oddities quotes by Sean Wilsey
#59. We are the bright new stars born of a screaming black hole, the nascent suns burst from the darkness, from the grasping void of space that folds and swallows
a darkness that would devour anyone not as strong as we. #Quote by Sean Wilsey
Oddities quotes by Jennifer Ashley
#60. We don't fit in, you and me," he said. "We're both oddities no one knows what to do with. But we fit together." He took her hand, pressed her palm to his, then laced their fingers through each other's. "We fit. #Quote by Jennifer Ashley
Oddities quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
#61. That is another of your odd notions," said the Prefect, who had a fashion of calling every thing "odd" that was beyond his comprehension, and thus lived amid an absolute legion of "oddities. #Quote by Edgar Allan Poe
Oddities quotes by Matt Haig
#62. My mother was, in the tradition of parents, quite a complicated and contradictory human being. Moralistic but a devout lover of pleasure (food, music, the aesthetics of nature). Deeply religious but seemingly as comforted by singing a secular chanson as by prayer. A lover of the natural world who was visibly anxious every time she left the castle. Fragile, but also though and stubborn. I never knew how many of her oddities had sprung from grief and how many from her own inherent nature. "There is not one blade of grass, there is no colour in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice," my mother told me once, shortly after arriving in England. #Quote by Matt Haig
Oddities quotes by Douglas Adams
#63. There are some oddities in the perspective with which we see the world. #Quote by Douglas Adams
Oddities quotes by Marcel Proust
#64. The oddities of charming people exasperate us, but there are few if any charming people who are not, at the same time, odd. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Oddities quotes by Lily Koppel
#65. In our era of celebrity, where every life is made public through email, blogs and Facebook, one of the greatest oddities may be that there is not a livelier discussion about the individual's basic need for a more private space. #Quote by Lily Koppel
Oddities quotes by Sheridan Hay
#66. They were oddities, marginal and not exactly respectable. For her part, Chaps was too well read to be considered entirely proper. Books had made her unreasonably independent. #Quote by Sheridan Hay
Oddities quotes by Russell Brand
#67. Even in name, he seems like a Victorian oddity. "Igor, fetch 'the Crouch' from the catacombs, we're going to the graveyard". #Quote by Russell Brand
Oddities quotes by David Plotz
#68. Perhaps the most remarkable thing I found about the Bible was how flexible it is. Here we have a book written 3,000 years ago, with bizarre stories, peculiar laws, erratic deity, and yet we are able - through argument, selective reading, and desire - to find a powerful framework of laws and moral reasoning that have built a very successful society. So this Bible, for all its oddities and flaws, serves us beautifully after all these years. #Quote by David Plotz
Oddities quotes by David Arnold
#69. I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange. #Quote by David Arnold
Oddities quotes by Ari Berk
#70. At first Silas liked the subjects simply because of their strangeness, but slowly he began to believe in the possibilities of what he was reading, in a world filled with secrets and magic. When he was younger, he'd suspected his father believed in many of these things too, so that made it easy for them to talk. As he grew older, Silas began to see the glimmers of hieroglyphic logic behind the occult. There was a reason for these oddities to exist, perhaps as strange connections between the mind and the things people feared or desired. Magic was a conversation. Ghosts were real, and they were watching because something had happened that necessitated their presence. #Quote by Ari Berk
Oddities quotes by Iain M. Banks
#71. [M]aking a show was better cover than trying to stay inconspicuous; Western capitalism in particular allowed the rich just about the right amount of behavioural leeway to account for the oddities our alienness might produce. #Quote by Iain M. Banks

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