I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.

Edith Sitwell

Edith Sitwell (born September 7, 1887) and her two younger brothers were at the center of a rather dramatic literary scene in London. Dripping with jewelry, Edith often dressed in heavy brocade and velvet gowns; she wrote popular poems that were set to music.

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