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Absurdities Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Absurdities.

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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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annihilation is an absurdity in terms.
- Bernard Palissy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
- John Lennon

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So I've broadened the fitness concept to make it one
of moderation and balance.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

The concept of two people living together for 25 years
without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit
only to be admired in sheep.
- A. P. Herbert

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
- Ansel Adams

The word, and the concept of feminism,
was a gift because it gave me a sense of identity and
a way of defining how I wished to live my life.
- Betty Buckley

I had the honor of speaking with Asimov.
The album ended up being something not directly related to Asimov,
but related instead to the concept of the power of robotics.
- Alan Parsons

The first guy who came up with the concept of religion
was sitting out under a tree.
I'm sure of that.
- Tom T. Hall

The concept of industry domination of regulatory agencies
was well known and documented in the literature by the 1960s.
- Nick Johnson

Truth is a big concept.
- Lukas Foss

So my answer is, YES, everyone can find a hedgehog concept.
If these companies can do it, anyone can do it.
And anybody who says they can't is simply whining.
- James Collins

I never dreamed that shooting a film would be so hard.
There was less regulation then of child actors' hours.
Even the concept of acting confused me.
- Tatum O'Neal

Being born again means you have a new concept of yourself.
- Dyan Cannon

I just don't believe in the basic concept that someone
should make their whole career in public service.
- Dan Quayle

Ford, as I understand it, had done away with the concept of regional management,
and now they've re-introduced that in Europe,
so it's kind of a two-way street.
- Rick Wagoner

One concept corrupts and confuses the others.
I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics;
I am speaking of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them,
are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
- Tennessee Williams

I don't often reread my own books, unless I am going
into another in the series and need to refresh my mood
when originating the concept.
- Anne McCaffrey

Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy,
for instance, is a relatively young idea -
only about 300 years old in this country.
- Daniel Greenberg

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but
using the concept of order just the same are evident
if one examines the present terminology of information theory.
- Rudolf Arnheim


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