Many a lorgnette I saw turned in her direction, and the croupiers' hopes rose high that such an eccentric
player was about to provide them with something out of the common.
He was eccentric--he was very eccentric
. Unless he has left a will (which is not at all likely) I shall take out letters of administration.
"But there have been inventors who were not eccentric
and who starved while they sought to invent practical things; and sometimes, it is recorded, they succeeded.
These were very remarkable, but as eccentric
as all his other accomplishments.
Years ago we had many eccentrics
in our town, not criminals, who preferred a different way of life.
Schulman proposes that in contrast, twentieth-century eccentrics
at first may appear ordinary, much like Magritte's bowler-hatted figure.
Psychologist David Weeks has conducted and reported, with writer Jamie James, the only systematic study of eccentric
people known to me: "Eccentrics
: A Study of Sanity and Strangeness" (New York: Villard Books, 1995).
The result is a funny, touching and thought-provoking book, which will make you look at any eccentrics
you may be acquainted with with a new appreciation.
He considers eccentrics
to be those few men and women who see the world in a different way to the majority and who then act on their convictions without caring what the rest of society thinks.
Who are the eccentrics
of yesteryear that you love so?
The other luxe eccentrics
are Daphne Guinness, described as "a walking work of art", cross-dressing Turner Prize-winning potter Grayson Perry, and fashion empress Amanda Harlech.
It's unlikely, though, that any of us will find ourselves in a show devoted to eccentrics
which is coming to the Customs House in South Shields next Friday.
There are a few eccentrics
, to be sure, but most are earnest people seeking strength and hope.
Its most obvious precursor was Dada--the eccentrics
were known to disrupt plays with whistles and rattles--and it drew on native absurdist authors as well.
"Most people in the top 20 eccentrics
are unconventional in one way or another, and some are wonderfully lovable."