It is hard that a man's exterior should tally so little sometimes with his soul. ~W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, 1919 ["Dirk Stroeve had the passion of Romeo in the body of Sir Toby Belch.... What a cruel practical joke old Nature played when she flung so many contradictory elements together, and left the man face to face with the perplexing callousness of the universe."

I have always a sacred veneration for anyone I observe to be a little out of repair in his person, as supposing him either a poet or a philosopher. ~Jonathan Swift

The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person. ~P.J. O'Rourke