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Absurdities Quotes

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Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next,
and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
- William Osler

The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they
evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow.
- Francis Atterbury

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
- Voltaire

 

A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own
absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins,
or nearly all, save those worth committing.
- Samuel Butler

Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself,
substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.
- John Chrysostom

You've just got to focus on excellence and try not
to be distracted by the news and the rumors and the
absurdities of the stories that were coming out.
- James Daly

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Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities
has the power to make you commit injustices.
- Voltaire

To all the rest of his Absurdities, (for vice is always
unreasonable,) he adds one more,
who expects that Vertue from another which he won't practise himself.
- Mary Astell

Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion,
when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
- Thomas Paine

As long as people believe in absurdities they will
continue to commit atrocities.
- Voltaire

Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition
of the ironies and absurdities.
Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.
- Barbara Schapiro

We're going through a kind of ancient,
barbaric war dance now - it's almost an ultimate in absurdity.
- Clark M. Clifford

Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
- Oliver Goldsmith

My mother was the concert master of the symphony.
Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.
- Martin Short

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are
very much in the way of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he
performs above the heads of his audience,
the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or
an absurdity he has committed,
than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
- Joseph Addison

Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out
of this infinite absurdity.
- Julio Cortazar

The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity,
far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
- Orson Pratt

Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
- Ambrose Bierce

Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and
grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least
is reminiscent of childhood.
- Alexander Herzen

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
- Albert Camus

Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature.
She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day,
as to syllogistic truth.
The absurdity may turn out truer.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The proposition that we should encourage wickedness
and violence by exposing one side of the face to blows
because we have been beaten on the other is too great an absurdity.
- Thomas Mellon

Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world,
you must make that attempt.
That's morality, that's religion.
That's art.
That's life.
- Phil Ochs

The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to.
- David Lynch

There's so much absurdity.
Poverty is so absurd.
- Frank McCourt

When a person is determined to believe something,
the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms them in their faith.
- Junius

A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity,
it is an occupational risk.
- Oswald Mosley

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity
remain the masters of the world,
and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Despite all the lunacy of the last century,
all the absurdity of war and genocide,
we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth.
- Timothy Radcliffe

If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire,
you can't be politically correct when you do that.
- John Cusack

Annihilation is an absurdity in terms.
- Bernard Palissy

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -
in other words,
of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought.
- Vaclav Havel

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject,
but man only.
- Thomas Hobbes

As you know it is a comedy so everything is a little bit pushed.
That's what's funny about this kind of movie is you
can laugh about the absurdity,
and the bad side of life.
- Sophie Marceau

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation
often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Our system is the height of absurdity,
since we treat the culprit both as a child,
so as to have the right to punish him,
and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

No amount of manifest absurdity...
could deter those who wanted to believe from believing.
- Bernard Levin

All I try to do is as earnestly and as acutely as I can,
conceive a character and try to portray this character just honestly.
If the humor is within the absurdity and the awfulness of situations,
then let it be seen that way.
- Patrick Warburton

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives
birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the
very soil that nourishes human hope;
perhaps one could never find sense in life without
first experiencing its absurdity.
- Vaclav Havel

Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point;
only then can he look beyond it.
It is obviously impossible to get around it,
jump over it, or simply avoid it.
- Vaclav Havel

To reduce this claim of slavery to an absurdity,
it is only necessary to add that there are only two
states in which slaves are a majority,
and not one in which the slaveholders are not a very
disproportionate minority.
- William H. Seward

There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be
firmly planted in the human head if you only begin
to inculcate it before the age of five,
by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Therefore, when I considered this carefully,
the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty
and apparent absurdity of my view,
nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Absurdity is what I like most in life,
and there's humor in struggling in ignorance.
If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp,
after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd.
- David Lynch

There is a lot of absurdity sometimes,
not just in Mormonism but often in other religions
that want to pretend that no bad happens in their church,
rather than taking care of what bad does happen.
- Neil LaBute

Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own
petty household rules into the economy of the universe
for which the life of generations,
peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation
to the general development.
- Alexander Herzen

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

You don't get to choose how you're going to die,
only how you're going to live.
- Joan Baez

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson


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