Quotation Explorer - 'Odd'

I write fiction not for my readers and not for myself. I write fiction for the sake of those odd heroic characters that are contained therein. They are counting on me as much as I am counting on them. - Nicholas Trandahl
As he spoke, the wind whistled through the gaps in his teeth, creating an odd musical accompaniment to his words. -- unpublished as of Jan 11 2016, but surely due to appear in one of my works eventually. - Kira Stone
God, what a ghastly enterprise to be in, though--and what an odd way to achieve success. I'm an exhibitionist who wants to hide, but is unsuccessful at hiding; therefore, somehow I succeed. - David Foster Wallace
It is an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world. - Oscar Wilde
Psychiatry is the care of the id by the odd. - Unknown
You don't get explanations in real life. You just get moments that are absolutely, utterly, inexplicably odd. - Neil Gaiman
I mean your borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes. - Charles Lamb
The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks. How nonphysicists would scoff if they were able to follow the odd course of developments! - Albert Einstein
Death. It was something I had to think about once. Weird, right? Strange that death was ever an inevitable end, but it wasn’t anymore. Not really. I eluded it. Tricked it. It was an odd concept—the world aged, moved forward, yet I . . . didn’t. - Laura Kreitzer
It's odd, isn't it? People die everyday and the world goes on like nothing happened. - Kyoko Kirigiri
The truth will make you odd. - Judy Blume
I kept getting the odd sensation that I was in fact perfectly stationary, and that I was pushing the world around under my feet. - Robyn Davidson
People may make fun of me because I’m wearing something odd, but it’s still good to be alive. - Natsume Soseki
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.
The fact regularly faced in telling people first the odd truths is that some don’t openly reflect, but most outrightly reject; and when it turns out to be correct publicly, they accept only to give often its credit to a person who desires but doesn’t deserve respect. - Anuj Somany
Things began happening with odd synchronicity, as if the universe itself was conspiring on behalf of their love story. - John Mark Green
Humans are odd. They think order and chaos are somehow opposites and try to control what won't be. But there is grace in their failings. - The Vision
A boy is a creature of odd feelings. - H.G. Wells
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like. - Lemony Snicket
I heard raindrops in the nightPattering upon my eaves,Like a pleasing lullabyEasing me back to sleep,Which I thought was odd a bit,For I awoke because of it. - Pepper Blair
Plots come to me at such odd moments, when I am walking along the street, or examining a hat shop…suddenly a splendid idea comes into my head. - Agatha Christie
Everyone lives by different life code... my life code was the odd one. - Deyth Banger
I was one of Them: the Strange Ones. The Funny People. The Odd Tribes of autograph collectors and photographers. The Ones who waited through long days and nights, who used other people's dreams for their lives. - Ray Bradbury
It may seem odd to say that the men who made the myths disliked the irrational and had a love for facts; but it is true, no matter how wildly fantastic some of the stories are... - Edith Hamilton
It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco.It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world - Oscar Wilde
This is an odd one. You have one country in the world where a word has a deeper meaning, it can really mess with design plans. ...But we have a difficult situation here so I guess we'll be looking at putting different sound chips in the dolls heading there [Britain]. - Todd McFarlane
This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.... There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. - William Shakespeare
Its hardness and solidity had been an odd kind of comfort. Do not wish for anything. Be and endure. The Old African had learned that enduring was power too, and just as he had been drawn to the boulder, so the slaves, after a while, were drawn to him. - Julius Lester
The first half of your life goes in selecting the best and odd ones, the second half in getting used to the other.The first half of your life you dream how best you can live, the second half in getting accustomed with the other. - Ramana Pemmaraju
Odd, some might think. Why someone would need to travel so far to find oneself. Surely a look in the mirror would suffice, and wouldn’t that be cheaper too? But the mirror lies, and the eyes that do the looking conspire too. - Farish A. Noor
Out of the new arrivals in our lives--the odd word stumbled upon in a difficult text, the handsome black stranger who bursts in one night through the cat door, the telephone call out of a friend's silence of years, the sudden greeting from the girl-child---we constantly make of ourselves our selves. - Nancy Mairs
They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics. - Bob Ross
And thus I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ; And seem a saint, when most I play the devil. - William Shakespeare
Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order - Virginia Woolf
I never make mistakes, just the odd error or misjudgement now and again - Marilyn L. Rice
Odd how we focus on studying wars at at school to form our 'education'. No wonder we know so little about making and forging peace as adults. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Today, some chess games can't go in 40 minutes. One game not every time can finish fast, sometimes it's difficult to win and the ways are odd. - Deyth Banger
Some families are an odd melting pot of strangers with the occasional offering of obligation. - Donna Lynn Hope
An odd thing about beauty, however, is that it's absence tends not to arouse our sympathy as much as other forms of privation do. - Jonathan Franzen
It was both odd and unjust, a real example of pitiful arbitrariness of existance, that you were born into a particular time & held prisoner there whether you wanted it or not. It gave you an indecent advantage over the past and made you a clown vis-a-vis the future. - Daniel Kehlmann
A chic type, a rough type, an odd type - but never a stereotype
GOD is super intelligent - says GO & DO GOOD things, if not I may pick you as an ODD human & like a honest DOG knows what to do next! - Ningraj
When life is forgiving enough to bless you with a minute, a second, of happiness, there's nothing to do but savor the moment, however odd or unexpected or foolish the source might be.Because who knows when those moments will grace us again. - Rebecca Harris - If It Kills Me
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual? - Pliny the Elder
If necessity is the mother of invention, then surely greed must be the father. Children of this odd couple are named: Laziness, Envy, Greed, Jr., Gluttony, Lust, Anger and Pride. - John R. Dallas Jr.
How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV.
I before E except after C. Weird?By rebelling against the rules the word itself denotes its very meaning: of strange or extraordinary character, odd, fantastic.I think all writers are weird. - Day Parker
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else. - John W. Gardner
I really think I write about everyday life. I don't think I'm quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring. - Edward Gorey
Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen. - Simone de Beauvoir
It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you. - Lady Bird Johnson
It is amusing that a virtue is made of the vice of chastity; and it's a pretty odd sort of chastity at that, which leads men straight into the sin of Onan, and girls to the waning of their color. - Voltaire
An odd thing about perception is that when we identify some new thing with one or more of our five senses, it is not really, immutably real -- it is a passing will o’ the wisp, an artifact of the senses and the translations of the brain until we get used to it and we give it a home in our hearts - Nigel Hey
Our life is an odd mixture of different moments of action andinaction, work and rest. - Derric Yuh Ndim
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