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“I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish.” — 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.’ - Edith Sitwell

Georgia O'Keefe: "I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do."

99 years old Rose: 1. Stay Organized "If you take a toothpick out,or a pair of pantyhose, or a hundred dollar bill,always put it back where you found it,because if you add up the the time you spent looking for it later, that's a waste of time." 2."Always tell the truth because if you don't you'll have to think of another lie." 3."Be More, appear Less." 4."Always take the phone off the hook when you're in the bath." 5."Make friends with the maitre de'" 6."Never loan, Never borrow."…

“when i’m old and gray, i want to have a house by the sea. and paint. with a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. and a damn good kitchen to cook in." • ava gardner

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." *Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~ Maya Angelou