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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Genius and Eccentricity

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, Taken Care Of : The Autobiography of Edith Sitwell (1965), Ch 15

PS: This is dedicated to my friend Bharathan. :)

6 comments:

  1. naanum genius aaganum.. adhukaaga eccentricaa irukuradhaa mudivu pannitein

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  2. All geniuses are eccentric. One more living example is writing this comment :P

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  3. Precisely... And that's the reason why I love to hate linuxophiles :)

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  4. @chriz:
    You are already eccentric and genius in the art of being funny and making others laugh. :)

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  5. @Aaru:
    You are jealous of our intelligence. :P

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