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Meaningless Quotes

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Life is empty and meaningless
because life is empty and meaningless.
- Werner Erhard

Related topics: Wisdom

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

After a certain point, money is meaningless.
It ceases to be the goal.
The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis

 

Jesus died to forgive our sins.
Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
- Jules Feiffer

A meaningless statement remains meaningless no matter how often it's heard.
- Roy H. Williams

Life may be not only meaningless but absurd.
- Thomas Nagel

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Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple
rules with meaningless marks on paper.
- David Hilbert

Fill you mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world
preoccupied with meaningless things,
and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart.
- Marianne Williamson

I vowed that whenever my family needed me,
I would give up everything to go to them,
no matter what.
The show must go on was meaningless to me.
- Kate Smith

If there exists no possibility of failure,
then victory is meaningless.
- Robert H. Schuller

I don't feel a lack of hope.
It's just disappointment that after all these years
we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.
- Geezer Butler

The problem and privilege we all have is being alive
in this century and able to read this language.
It makes any list meaningless except the list of an illiterate.
- John Sladek

Chance doesn't mean meaningless randomness,
but historical contingency.
This happens rather than that, and that's the way that novelty,
new things, come about.
- John Polkinghorne

Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks;
without it,
all other components of social justice are meaningless.
- Norman Borlaug

Although we will both die, and life is utterly meaningless,
my time is vastly more important than yours.
- Stephen Evans

Action without a name, a "who" attached to it,
is meaningless.
- St.
Jerome

Academics act like they are important,
but when something is academic it is meaningless.
People say, 'It's academic, now let's get work done.'
- Evan Sayet

I've been to MTV and all of that worldly stuff.
It's death.
It's meaningless.
- Stephen Baldwin

I think there is an element of nihilism about,
but I don't think most artists feel their work is meaningless.
- Leonard Baskin

Death gives meaning to our lives.
It gives importance and value to time.
Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.
- Ray Kurzweil

Material possessions, winning scores,
and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord,
because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
- John Wooden

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
- Corazon Aquino

Action without a name, a who attached to it,
is meaningless.
- Hannah Arendt

Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but
disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one.
- Bill Murray

The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless
at the exact point where it refuses to act.
- Bernard De Voto

I learned enough Hebrew to stagger through a meaningless
ceremony that I scarcely remember.
- David Antin

We're teaching our kids that attributes as vague and
relatively meaningless as a toothy smile or a fine
head of hair make a fine statement about a person.
- Neil Cavuto

You become a great composer when you win a Pulitzer.
But I think that now it's a completely meaningless award.
- John Corigliano

Practice without improvement is meaningless.
- Chuck Knox

The art schools...
you get young kids doing the most vile and meaningless crap.
I think they believe every bit of it.
- Leonard Baskin

Sex without love is a meaningless experience,
but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
- Woody Allen

I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored.
To me it was meaningless.
I would stand around in heaps of manure and sings about
the beauty of the work I wasn't doing.
- Theodore Bikel

Anyone who thinks they're important is usually just
a pompous moron who can't deal with his or her own
pathetic insignificance and the fact that what they
do is meaningless and inconsequential.
- William Thomas

If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind
in which God is identified with the unknowable,
and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless
words about unintelligible chimeras,
then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt.
- Leslie Stephen

Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists:
those who teach that global justice is meaningless;
that satisfaction can come only in violence,
division, and intellectual isolation.
- Abdallah II

The biological task of science is to provide the fully
developed human individual with as perfect a means
of orientating himself as possible.
No other scientific ideal can be realised,
and any other must be meaningless.
- Ernst Mach

No man or woman is an island.
To exist just for yourself is meaningless.
You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel
related to some greater purpose in life,
something greater than yourself.
- Denis Waitley

All phenomena are real in some sense,
unreal in some sense, meaningless in some sense,
real and meaningless in some sense, unreal and meaningless in some sense,
and real and unreal and meaningless in some sense.
- Robert Anton Wilson

If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless
game played with meaningless marks on paper,
the only mathematical experience to which we can refer
is the making of marks on paper.
- E. T. Bell

Now whatever the origin of this apparently meaningless
jumble of ideas may have been,
it is really a perfect and very slightly allegorical
expression of the actual present views we hold today.
- Frederick Soddy

So many people walk around with a meaningless life.
They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing
things they think are important.
This is because they're chasing the wrong things.
- Morrie Schwartz

If it awakens in us as a whole how important that is -
the theme of how conquest and ambition are meaningless without contribution -
I think then as a society we're in better shape.
I hope people are inspired to be the best.
- Rob Morrow

I would consider all of the legislation which I have
supported meaningless if I were to sit idly by,
silent, during a period which may go down in history
as an era when we permitted the curtailment of our liberties.
- Dennis Chavez

The web of life is a beautiful and meaningless dance.
The web of life is a process with a moving goal.
The web of life is a perfectly finished work of art
right where I am sitting now.
- Robert Anton Wilson

This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits
emotion and passion against logic and reason.
All too often in such a contest, logic loses.
So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful,
'gun control' legislation.
Good news - if you're a crook.
- Larry Elder

Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation,
a recourse against a sense of something missing.
But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human.
It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and
silence of nature and history.
- Octavio Paz

The phrase 'off with the crack of the bat',
while romantic, is really meaningless,
since the outfielder should be in motion long before
he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat.
- Joe DiMaggio

The crucial question one comes back to is the examination;
without that experience is meaningless.
And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive,
less and less fired up with enthusiasm,
in many spheres.
- Peter Hammill

Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded,
in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science.
- Aldous Huxley

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

Science has to be understood in its broadest sense,
as a method for comprehending all observable reality,
and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
- Alexis Carrel

It seems that no two people came to this specialized
area of work via the exact same route.
- Randy West

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized
in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities,
whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?
- Gary Becker

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest
aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise...
specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom

The Internet is really about highly specialized information,
highly specialized targeting.
- Eric Schmidt

Comedy is really not like any other art form in that
it's very specialized and varied in it's content,
but generic in it's title.
- Joe Rogan

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed
by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
- Karl Marx

There is such a suspicion in today's world of people
who do more than one thing,
who aren't specialized.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

The economy in the Valley will need to grow if students
want to come back and work with their specialized degrees.
We need to develop more to create more opportunities.
- Frank Murphy

It is clear that a temporary increase in the cap is
needed to ensure high-tech companies can hire the specialized
personnel they need to continue to help fuel California's economic growth.
- Pete Wilson

We have spoken of beings so low in the scale that the
individuals throughout their whole existence are not
sufficiently specialized to be distinctively plant or animal:
yet these are definite life in simpler shape.
- Asa Gray

You cannot limit yourself to one area of specialized craft.
Instead, regardless of craft, you have to charge all
forms of expression that lead to the community,
to other people, with meaning.
- Alexander Kluge

I think it is probably more important to attend specialized
conventions for a journeyman writer than any other,
but it's useful at all stages of a career,
if for nothing else, to find out how the industry is
working at any given time.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

I believe we are going to move into a situation where
the more effective conferences will be smaller,
more specialized, more focused, with occasional large
gatherings to get the attention of the larger world.
- Maurice Strong

The notion that every well educated person would have
a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities,
sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the
specialized education that most students today receive,
particularly in the research universities.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

As the Nation's primary supporter of research in the physical sciences,
the DOE Office of Science led the way in creating a
unique system of large-scale,
specialized, often one-of-a-kind facilities for scientific discovery.
- Judy Biggert

Gen.
Tommy Franks told me the war was being compromised
as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted
from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq -
a war more than a year away.
- Bob Graham

Only by strict specialization can the scientific worker become fully conscious,
for once and perhaps never again in his lifetime,
that he has achieved something that will endure.
A really definitive and good accomplishment is today
always a specialized act.
- Max Weber

Dangerous because your present Administration and its
specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint
in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America,
and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness.
- Breyten Breytenbach


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