Dame 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 aristocrats are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. But I am too busy thinking about myself.
Memorable Quotations: British Women Writers
British Women Writers of the Past (Kindle Book)