Weirdness. Most of us are, most of us pretend not to be.
Being a person who currently lives in a room full of garden gnomes, and snuggles up to a stuffed elephant called Mr. Heffalump, I know a thing or two about being a weird person.
But what’s so wrong about being a natural born weirdo anyway? Why do most of us pretend to be “average” and “normal”, putting on airs and graces and stony-faced masks to get by in a society that values “normalcy”? For acceptance of course!
But why not accept ourselves first? Why not honour and embrace and make a bloody big show of our outlandish, odd, ghastly, kooky, quirky and bizarre natures? After all, the eccentrics of society (think Salvador Dali, Adam Ant, Marilyn Manson and Bjork) make the world a much livelier and more intriguing place!
So, here is a collection of quotes to inspire, uplift and motivate you to be yourself … to be a downright weirdo.
Also, feel free to spread the word that being weird is OK, by sharing or retweeting these quotes.
20+ Quotes About Being a Weird Person
Some are born weird, some achieve it, others have weirdness thrust upon them. ~ Dick Francis, To the Hilt Tweet
Where’s your will to be weird? ~ Jim Morrison Tweet
The longer you go by yourself the weirder you get, and the weirder you get the longer you go by yourself. ~ Jim Shepard Tweet
There’s a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough. ~ Alain de Botton Tweet
Weirdism is definitely the cornerstone of many an artist’s career. ~ E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly Tweet
We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love. ~ Robert Fulghum, True Love
It’s weird not to be weird. ~ John Lennon Tweet
There are people who are generic. They make generic responses and they expect generic answers. They live inside a box and they think people who don’t fit into their box are weird. But I’ll tell you what, generic people are the weird people. They are like genetically-manipulated plants growing inside a laboratory, like indistinguishable faces, like droids. Like ignorance. ~ C. JoyBell C.
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird. ~ Frank Zappa Tweet
Nobody is so weird others can’t identify with them. ~ Rebecca Miller Tweet
We are all a little weird. And we like to think that there is always someone weirder. I mean, I am sure some of you are looking at me and thinking, “Well, at least I am not as weird as you,” and I am thinking, “Well, at least I am not as weird as the people in the loony bin,” and the people in the loony bin are thinking, “Well, at least I am an orange”. ~ Jim Gaffigan
I write weird stories. I don’t know why I like weirdness so much … But when I write, I write weird. That’s very strange. When I’m getting more and more serious, I’m getting more and more weird. ~ Haruki Murakami
I’m one of those regular weird people. ~ Janis Joplin Tweet
You laugh at me because I’m different I laugh because you’re all the same. ~ Jonathan Davis Tweet
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. ~ Martin Luther King Tweet
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. ~ George S. Patton Tweet
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. ~ Cecil Beaton
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. ~ Dan Quayle Tweet
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