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Absurd Quotes


"Everything is absurd." - Fernando Pessoa

"Life is fragile and absurd." - Leo Tolstoy

"The logic of the heart is absurd" - Jeanne Julie Eleonore de Lespinasse

"Faith prefers the absurd to the plausible." - Mason Cooley

"The absurd is sin without God." - Albert Camus

"The logic of the heart is absurd." - Julie de Lespinasse

"'Tis well averred, A scientific faith's absurd." - Robert Browning

"I believe because it is absurd." - Tertullian

"Our plans are small and somewhat absurd." - Barbara Kingsolver

"It is absurd to ape our betters." - Aesop

"Lovemaking seems all too absurd when described." - Dan Simmons

"It is absurd to look for perfection." - Camille Pissarro

"Obviously Madonna reinforces everything absurd and offensive." - Steven Patrick Morrissey

"I like being absurd. Being silly." - Jimmy Fallon

"We no longer believe because it is absurd: it is absurd because we must believe." - Julio Cortazar

"I love the absurd - kind of absurdist comedy, absurd things in life." - Rose Mcgowan

"Take one step to the side and it's all absurd." - Leonard Cohen

"The absurd man is he who never changes." - Auguste-Marseille Barthelemy

"Religion is "so absurd that it comes close to imbecility."" - H L Mencken

"prayer must be, in its own nature, absurd and impertinent." - Mary Collyer

"It's absurd to warme one in his armour." - George Herbert

"What would I do without the absurd and the ephemeral?" - Frida Kahlo

"A translation in verse . . . seems to me something absurd, impossible." - Victor Hugo

"The absolute has moved into the fortress of the absurd." - Mason Cooley

"To me the world seems grotesque, absurd, ridiculous, painful." - Eugene Ionesco

"Sometimes the cultures phobia of religion borders on the absurd." - Ralph E. Reed, Jr.

"In politics nothing is so absurd as rancor." - Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour

"The concept of a value-free science is absurd." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"Peace is absurd: Fascism does not believe in it." - Benito Mussolini

"The idea that high wages equals low employment, it's absurd." - Nick Hanauer

"Credo quia absurdum - I believe because it is absurd." - Robert Ludlum

"How sad the world is, so beautiful yet so absurd..." - Irene Nemirovsky

"The more absurd life is, the more insupportable death is." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"pain is absurd because it exists, nothing more." - Charles Bukowski

"Where joy in an old pencil is not absurd." - May Sarton

"Idleness, indifference and irresponsibility are healthy responses to absurd work." - Frederick Herzberg

"Broken people say awful things and do incredibly absurd things." - Kevin Costner

"It was far too absurd to die of a Tuesday" - Jamie O'Neill

"No people find each other more absurd than lovers" - C S Lewis

"It is to believed because it is absurd." - Tertullian

"Absurdity isn't quite so absurd as it once was." - Michael Helm

"I like to ride the line between absurd and sincere." - Reggie Watts

"Only exceptional rational men can afford to be absurd." - Allan Goldfein

"Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd." - Allan Goldfein

"The Absurd Attempt to Make the World Over." - William Graham Sumner

"The absurd man is he who never changes." - Auguste Barthelemy

"No veep character is as absurd as Donald Trump." - Sarah Sutherland

"There is nothing so absurd as knowledge spun too fine." - Benjamin Franklin

"The absurd is lucid reason noting its limits." - Albert Camus

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

"The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers." - Denis Diderot

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd." - Voltaire

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

"how absurd human beings are and how magnificent." - Benjamin Zander

"The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth." - Albert Camus

"It's absurd to talk about paintings that you haven't finished." - Cy Twombly

"Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible." - Robin Morgan

"Life is much weirder than fiction; nothing's more absurd." - Peter Mullan

"What is too absurd to be believed is believed because it is too absurd to be a lie." - Robert Jordan

"What is too absurd to believe is believed because it is too absurd to be a lie." - Robert Jordan

"This is my life now. Absurd, but unpredictable. Not absurd because unpredictable but unpredictable because absurd. If I have lost the meaning of my life, I might still find small treasured things among the spilled and pilfered trash." - Joyce Carol Oates

"There's absolutely no reason for NATO to be sticking its fingers up the nostrils of Russia at every orifice. I mean, it's absurd. It's absolutely absurd." - Rashid Khalidi

"Generation Gap: A chasm, amorphously situated in time and space, that separates those who have grown up absurd from those who will, with luck, grow up absurd." - Bernard Rosenberg

"There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed as truth if repeated often enough." - William James

"God invented mankind because he loved silly stories. Ralph Steadman I like being absurd." - Jimmy Fallon

"Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war..." - Pope John Paul Ii

"I had the most absurd nightmare. I was poor and no one liked me." - Dan Aykroyd

"There is no statement so absurd that no philosopher will make it." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Nothing could be more idiotic and absurd than the doctrine of the trinity." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"The mountains are in labour, the birth will be an absurd little mouse." - Horace

"The demand that poetry be immediately understandable to everyone is truly absurd." - Mieczyslaw Jastrun

"One of society's absurd delusions is that the spending of money can cure something." - Vernon Howard

"The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning." - Albert Camus

"If the feminine issue is so absurd, is because the male's arrogance made it "a discussion" - Simone De Beauvoir

"Whatever the misery, he could not regain contentment with a world which, once doubted, became absurd." - Sinclair Lewis

"If you find life absurd, shouldn't you find death precisely meaningful?" - Harry Mulisch

"The kingdom that Jesus preached and lived was all about a glorious, uproarious, absurd generosity." - N T Wright

"I never asserted such an absurd thing as that things arise without a cause." - David Hume

"The less we have, the more we give. Seems absurd, but it's the logic of love." - Mother Teresa

"The absurd has meaning only in so far as it is not agreed to." - Albert Camus

"The first cause of Absurd conclusions I ascribe to the want of Method." - Thomas Hobbes

"There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it." - Cicero

"Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth." - Thomas Edison

"Islam, this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"To know only artificial night is as absurd and evil as to know only artificial day." - Henry Beston

"Life might just be an absurd, even crude, chain of events and nothing more." - Haruki Murakami

"Resentment slowly poisoned my blood and I laughed at myself and my absurd hopes." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"For an idea which, at first, does not seem absurd, there is no hope." - Albert Einstein

"People will believe absurd things - in the 19th century and now." - Harvey Pekar

"A man who has become conscious of the absurd is for ever bound to it." - Albert Camus

"Love" and all the obsessive behaviors associated with it, was an absurd emotion." - Judith Mcnaught

"There's no end to the absurd things people will do trying to make life mean something." - William Wharton

"If you find life absurd, should' you find death precisely meaningful?" - Harry Mulisch

"Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible." - Miguel De Unamuno

"I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the supermarket and feel absurd." - Allen Ginsberg

"There is something absurd in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island." - Thomas Paine

"Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble." - Walter Scott

"There's nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it." - William James

"When people accept futility and the absurd as normal, the culture is decadent." - Jacques Barzun

"Twere too absurd to slight For the hereafter the todays delight!" - Robert Browning

"The idea of trying able to explain why you do what you do is absurd." - Milton Glaser

"The absurd and legendary devil is the enigma of the Church." - L Frank Baum

"A sceptic finds Dallas absurd. A cynic thinks the public doesn't" - Clive James

"We are all hunting for rational reasons for believing in the absurd." - Lawrence Durrell

"We must do extraordinary things. We have to. It would be absurd not to." - Dave Eggers

"I've always been literally a lover of the absurd. I think the absurd gives a new dimension to reality and even to common sense. And life, you know, on an everyday basis, is absurd, or may turn out to be absurd. There's no reality without absurdity." - Tomi Ungerer

"The absurd is only too necessary on earth. The world stands on absurdities." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"It's absurd to accuse Serbia and the Serbs for the armed secession of Croatia,." - Slobodan Milosevic

"This is so absurd that it has, to my knowledge, never been contemplated." - Antonin Scalia

"Absurd- that is the light mind that establishes its own borders." - Albert Camus

"I find it somewhat absurd to ask for mercy for something I did not do." - Ted Bundy

"Nothing is too absurd to be said by some of the philosophers." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The idea that education can ever be value-neutral is absurd." - Mal Fletcher

"There is no hope for any speculation that does not look absurd at first glance." - Niels Bohr

"Donald Trump has gone from making absurd comments to being downright dangerous with his bombastic rhetoric." - Lindsey Graham

"In any case, the idea of giving "all" of reality is overly simple and absurd." - Michelangelo Antonioni

"It is, after all, absurd that in 2017 women are still at best second-class citizens." - Catherine Mayer

"Life under the Soviet system was often funny, absurd really, especially for children." - Jaak Kilmi

"I think the Electoral College is an absurd 18th-century construct. But that is the law." - David Remnick

"My first feeling about the paper and the attitude is that it is absurd." - Arthur Compton

"I like things to be a little bit absurd. But I don't really like playing covers." - Spencer Krug

"There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it." - Cicero

"If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." - Albert Einstein

"Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd." - Voltaire

"Twere too absurd to slight For the hereafter the today's delight!" - Robert Browning

"Your vanity is ridiculous, your conduct an outrage, and your presence in my garden utterly absurd" - Oscar Wilde

"The idea that you're supposed to do everything on your own is absurd. You can't." - Natasha Leggero

"Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls." - Carl Jung

"Human vanity cherishes the absurd notion that our species is the final goal of evolution." - Richard Dawkins

"All his leisure clothes were absurd - jokes, really - as though leisure itself had to be ridiculed." - Edmund White

"Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable." - Albert Camus

"It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion." - Anatole France

"It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing." - John Henry Newman

"I know it sounds absurd, but 11 months old, I did my first commercial." - Hayden Panettiere

"Consider it: Who but God could have dreamed a tale so absurd and so heartless?" - Mark Slouka

"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." - Albert Einstein

"It is clearly absurd to limit the term 'education' to a person's formal schooling." - Murray Rothbard

"Witchcraft is one of the most baseless, absurd, disgusting and silly of all the humbugs." - P T Barnum

"My husband does so many romantic things for me, it's absurd." - Jennifer Beals

"In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." - Miguel De Cervantes

"The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success." - Luc De Clapiers

"I remember when the idea of living to be 40 seemed absurd." - Bruce Cockburn

"My first feeling about the paper and the attitude is that it is absurd." - Arthur Holly Compton

"When people conclude that all is futile, then the absurd becomes the norm." - Stanley Crouch

"I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason." - Claire Forlani

"Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing." - Elizabeth Goudge

"What makes me laugh is, of course, the absurd, the horror - anything that upsets me." - Joan Rivers

"To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd." - Voltaire

"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious." - Oscar Wilde



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