There is all the difference in the world between departure from recognized rules by one who has learned to obey them, and neglect of them through want of training or want of skill or want of understanding.  Before you can be eccentric, you must know where the circle is.

Ellen Terry (1848-1928) English stage actress
Ellen Terry’s Memoirs, 2nd ed., ch. 5 (1932)
Added on 6-May-10 | Last updated 6-May-10
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