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"This is the age of oddities let loose." - Lord Byron

"The things that stand out are often the oddities." - Pierre Salinger

"I've always had an eye for the oddities in life." - Nikki Sixx

"Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce." - Molly Ivins

"There are some oddities in the perspective with which we see the world." - Douglas Adams

"I believe that creature is a changeling: she is a perfect cabinet of oddities." - Charlotte Bronte

"It is not necessary to prohibit or encourage oddities of conduct which are not harmful." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"More than its utilitarian and technocratic transparency, it is the opaque ambivalence of its oddities that makes the city livable." - Michel De Certeau

"A lot of songs have various strange oddities in them - usually this is the result of late-night dementia." - Andrew Sega

"Las Vegas, Nevada: A city where oddities don't make you lame, But instead bring you riches and fortune and fame." - Walter Wykes

"Do some interesting things that you have never done before! Add more colours to your life; enrich your existence with every kind of oddities!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"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." - Stephen Fry

"One of the oddities of this election is the man that [Donald] Trump chose as his vice-president, Mike Pence, is one of the Kochs' favourite politicians." - Jane Mayer

"Surrealism can only deliver a reactionary judgment; can make out of history only an accumulation of oddities, a joke, a death trip." - Susan Sontag

"Comedians are innately programmed to pick up oddities like mispronounced words, upside-down books on a shelf, and generally undetectable mistakes in everyday life." - Bob Newhart

"Oddities and singularities of behavior may attend genius; but when they do, they are its misfortunes and blemishes. The man of true genius will be ashamed of them, or at least will never affect to be distinguished by them." - William Temple

"One of the oddities about responses that you get to what you write, if you get a fair number of them, is that people have very different ideas of what you said." - Louis Menand

"It may be in the cultural particularities of people - in their oddities - that some of the most instructive revelations of what it is to be generically human are to be found." - Clifford Geertz

"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." - Molly Ivins

"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." - Edgar Allan Poe

"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." - Lily Koppel

"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." - Lorna Luft

"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." - Enid Bagnold

"The Australians, it seems to me, thrive on their remoteness from the world and see it as a way of keeping up a code of "No worries, mate," while peddling their oddities to visitors: nonconformity is at once a fact of life for many, and a selling point." - Pico Iyer

"Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything. To Why am I here? To uselessness. 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..." - Enid Bagnold

"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." - James Hillman

"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. We are oddities, sideshows, talk show subjects. We capture everyone's imagination." - Dave Eggers

"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?" - Jane Yolen

"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." - Chris Ware

"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." - Don Yaeger

"I've been super impressed with what BuzzFeed has done on Facebook with inspiring list posts and on Twitter with political scoops, but YouTube is a giant social platform that has its own quirks and oddities and will require some new approaches." - Ze Frank

"The demographic of our audience is young. It also contains a high proportion of black, Jewish and gay people, who have all been encouraged by society to think of themselves as oddities or mutants. I hope that's why X-Men chimes with them - it's certainly why I was attracted to the idea in the first place." - Ian Mckellen

"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." - Tom Waits

"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." - David Plotz

"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." - James Krenov

"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 wo' say permanence, but durability-things that, through the years, become more and more beautiful, things we can leave to our children." - James Krenov



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