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Top 50 Absurdity Quotes

Top 50 Absurdity Quotes

1. Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make that attempt. — Phil Ochs

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

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

4. 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

5. The concept of absurdity is something I’m attracted to. — David Lynch

6. 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

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

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8. 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

9. We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium. — Winston Churchill

10. Any manwhose love of horses isstronger thanhis fear of being an absurdity is all right with me. — Bill Vaughan

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11. Perhaps I’m particularly serious, because I’m not unaware of the potential absurdity of what I’m doing. — Daniel Day-Lewis

12. I got shot in the head by my own guys in my foxhole. And they didn’t even give me an honorable death. — Bill Vaughan

13. It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down… Why do we laugh? Because it is a grave religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

14. In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

15. 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

16. Life is full of strange absurdities, which, strangely enough, do not even need to appear plausible, since they are true. — Luigi Pirandello

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17. In a universe suddenly divested of illusion and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. — Albert Camus

18. 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

19. 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

20. Every absurdity has a champion to defend it. — Oliver Goldsmith

21. The world stands on absurdities, and without them perhaps nothing at all would happen. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

22. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

24. When absurdities get repeated often enough, they start sounding like truth. — T. Colin Campbell

25. The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. — Friedrich Nietzsche

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26. 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

27. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

29. Perhaps I’m old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied. — Douglas Adams

30. The many instances of forged miracles, and prophecies, and supernatural events, which, in all ages, have either been detected by contrary evidence, or which detect themselves by their absurdity, prove sufficiently the strong propensity of mankind to the extraordinary and marvellous, and ought reasonably to begat a suspicion against all relations of this kind. — David Hume

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

32. Absurdities die of self-strangulation. — Thomas Chandler Haliburton

33. Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. — Albert Camus

34. 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

35. Absurdity is what I like most in life. — David Lynch

36. 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

37. the poet like an acrobat climbs on rime to a high wire of his own making. — Lawrence Ferlinghetti

38. In love, everything is true, everything is false; it is the one subject on which one cannot express an absurdity. — Nicolas Chamfort

39. Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful
Albert Camus

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

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41. 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

42. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism… We cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door. — Richard Lewontin

43. Who ever heard of Casablanca? I don’t want to star opposite some unknown Swedish broad. — George Raft

44. I is a militant socia l tendency, working to hold and enlarge its place in the general current of tendencies. So far as it can it waxes, as all life does. To think of it as apart from society is a palpable absurdity of which no one could be guilty who really saw it as a fact of life. — Charles Horton Cooley

45. The statements of certain western officials show that contrary to their absurd claims, westerners are disqualified, and impetuous, lacking any cultural background.
— Hamid-Reza Assefi

46. Absurdities are great or small in proportion to custom or insuetude. — Walter Savage Landor

47. L’absurde est la notion essentielle et la premie’ re ve? rite? . The absurd is the fundamental idea and the first truth. — Albert Camus

48. Scores are absurdly important, One hundred points could easily make or break a kid. — Bill Vaughan

49. 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

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

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