- An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
[ Absurdity Blunder Committed Dear Debarred His Man Ostentatious Own Person Rather Relate Talking Than Will]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurd Concept Consequences Evident Examines Information Just Neglecting Order Present Same Structure Terminology Theory Using]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdities Adds Always Another Expects Himself His More Practise Rest Unreasonable Vice Which Won]
Topic:
- The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow.
[ Absurdities Falsity Flow Greater More Strongly Supposition Whence]
Topic:
- I have seen the day, when, if a man made himself ridiculous, the world would laugh at him. But now, everything that is mean, disgusting, and absurd, pleases them but so much the better!
[ Absurd Better Day Disgusting Everything Him Himself Laugh Made Man Mean Much Now Pleases Ridiculous Seen Them World Would]
Topic:
- In the best farce to-day we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.
[ Absurd Best Character Ending Enough Farce Granted Logically Move Once Premise Premises Situation Some Start To-Day]
Topic:
- It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
[ Absurd Love Man Music Needs Piece Play Same Say Several Time Violinist Violins Woman]
Topic:
- Sometimes I say to myself, what are you doing in this absurd job? Why don't you go to Africa and help people? But I cannot help people, because I am a hypochondriac.
[ Absurd Africa Am Because Cannot Doing Go Help Hypochondriac Job Myself Say Sometimes Why]
Topic:
- I became intrigued with colour theory. The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute, a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season, amused me.
[ Absurd Amused Became Colour Colours Decides Each Group Hot Institute Intrigued Pronouncements Season Theory Year]
Topic:
- My husband does so many romantic things for me, it's absurd.
[ Absurd Does Husband Many Romantic Things]
Topic:
- That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man.
[ Absurd Disagreeable Entered Eternal Ever Head Hell Into Man Mortal Most Punishment Thing Thought Well]
Topic:
- Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd.
[ Absurd Agree Americans Most Theatre Would]
Topic:
- Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
[ Absurd Believe Denial Experience Given Limited Our Outside Own Position Proof Rational Refusal Until]
Topic:
- Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
[ Absurdity Belief Inconsistent Manifestly Opinion Own Statement]
Topic:
- I'm definitely a centrist and feel like both parties can be absurd.
[ Absurd Both Centrist Definitely Feel Parties]
Topic:
- We were saving, saving, saving then going to France and blowing the money eating. She was a nurse and had never experienced fine dining but she loved it, too. Our mates thought it absurd.
[ Absurd Blowing Dining Eating Experienced Fine France Going Had Loved Mates Money Never Nurse Our Saving She Then Thought Too Were]
Topic:
- It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers.
[ Absurd Because Create Cutting Economy Fall Government Growth Increase Into Overflow Revenues Taxes Theory Would]
Topic:
- Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss.
[ Absurd Arms Around Big Duck Giving Great Kiss Now Our Past Ridiculous Rock Roll Trying U2 Wrapping]
Topic:
- I feel that I communicate best when I am not deliberately being linear. Along this same line, I feel some of the best sermons I've ever heard were in the theatre rather than the pulpit - as, for example, in the Theatre of the Absurd.
[ Absurd Along Am Being Best Communicate Deliberately Ever Example Feel Heard Line Linear Pulpit Rather Same Sermons Some Than Theatre Were]
Topic:
- To win respect, the networks seem to feel they have to keep absurdly overstating their anchors' reporting cred.
[ Absurdly Anchors Feel Keep Networks Reporting Respect Seem Their Win]
Topic:
- On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can't be more like it is one of the reasons it's admirable.
[ Absurd Admirable Being Cinema Enjoy Fact John Malkovich More Reasons Very Were Wish]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdities Commission Committing Enough Him His Humor Keen Keep Man Nearly Own Save Sense Show Sins Those Will Worth]
Topic:
- Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down.
[ Absurdly Depend Down Go High May Name Shakespeare Stands Too Will]
Topic:
- My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
[ Absurd Breaks Every Given Mind Now Out Point Spite Taking Then Things Turn View]
Topic:
- At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
[ Absurdity Any Corner Face Feeling Man Street Strike]
Topic:
- The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
[ Absurd Concept Essential First Truth]
Topic:
- In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
[ Absurd Attain Attempt Impossible Must Order]
Topic:
- 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 gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
[ Absurd Anything Because Dignified Down Else Fall Funny Gravely Laugh Man Matter Only Religious Should Why]
Topic:
- Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.
[ Absurdities Concepts Divine Highest Human Itself Poor Reason Strangest Substitutes Trusts]
Topic:
- Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
[ Absurd Advice Age Approach End Foolish Increase Journey More Nearer Old Our Provisions Road Than]
Topic: Age
- There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
[ Absurd Already Nothing Philosopher Said Some]
Topic:
- Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God, because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the existence of the air or wind, because we cannot see it.
[ Absurd Air Because Cannot Deny Existence God Him Now See Wind Would]
Topic:
- Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior, from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated, from stored information, by the cells? And that the time has come for men to be entrusted with the task, through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?
[ Absurd Also Behavior Bringing Cells Come Dictated Efforts Entrusted Heroic Imagine Information Life Man Men Other Our Planned Social Stored Task Through Time Worlds]
Topic:
- We're going through a kind of ancient, barbaric war dance now - it's almost an ultimate in absurdity.
[ Absurdity Almost Ancient Barbaric Dance Going Kind Now Through Ultimate War]
Topic:
- You love all your characters, even the ridiculous ones. You have to on some level; they're your weird creations in some kind of way. I don't even know how you approach the process of conceiving the characters if in a sense you hated them. It's just absurd.
[ Absurd Approach Characters Conceiving Creations Even Hated How Just Kind Know Level Love Ones Process Ridiculous Sense Some Them Way Weird Your]
Topic:
- My first feeling about the paper and the attitude is that it is absurd.
[ Absurd Attitude Feeling First Paper]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Abandon Absurdity Apparent Because Begun Carefully Considered Contempt Fear Had Induced Nearly Novelty Therefore Utterly View Which Work]
Topic:
- Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
[ Absurdity Absurdly Break Infinite Living Only Out Possible]
Topic:
- The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor.
[ Absurd Actor Business Film Interesting Last Long More Much Proper Stars Very]
Topic:
- It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.
[ Absurd Also Certain Exclusively Generalizations Human Lead Prisons Psychology Study Undertaken Were Would]
Topic:
- When people conclude that all is futile, then the absurd becomes the norm.
[ Absurd Becomes Conclude Futile Norm Then]
Topic:
- A great many things have been pronounced untrue and absurd, and even impossible, by the highest authorities in the age in which they lived, which have afterwards, and, indeed, within a very short period, been found to be both possible and true.
[ Absurd Afterwards Age Authorities Been Both Even Found Great Highest Impossible Indeed Lived Many Period Possible Pronounced Short Things True Untrue Very Which Within]
Topic:
- I am amazed about how everyone wants to know about my love life. They whisper to me, 'Tell me the truth? Is it true?' Who cares? Because we have this job, we are to say to everybody what we do, or with whom we sleep? It's a bit absurd, but that's why everybody lies so much.
[ Absurd Am Amazed Because Bit Cares Everybody Everyone How Job Know Lies Life Love Much Say Sleep Tell True Truth Wants Whisper Whom Why]
Topic:
- But we live in a modern world, you know, and, and also it does seem to me that if you - that whatever talents you have, it... I mean it may sound a bit absurd but I, I think it's your, absolutely your duty to resolve them, you know?
[ Absolutely Absurd Also Bit Does Duty Know Live May Mean Modern Resolve Seem Sound Talents Them Think Whatever World Your]
Topic:
- If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can't be politically correct when you do that.
[ Absurdity Correct Criticism Get Going Into Politically Satire Social]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdities Coming Distracted Excellence Focus Got Just News Out Rumors Stories Try Were]
Topic:
- The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
[ Absurd Alive Childish Cowardice Discover Easy Faith Fear Hope Idea Immortal Kept Life Origin]
Topic:
- I don't know. I think it's funny! I think it's funny! I go, what? It's so absurd. I'm alone.
[ Absurd Alone Funny Go Know Think]
Topic:
- The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers.
[ Absurd Best Lovers Make Most]
Topic:
- The other thing I like, in fact, several months ago I introduced a bill to end the absurd catch and release policy where our government has been giving tickets, essentially, to people who enter illegally and then letting them go and show up of their own volition.
[ Absurd Ago Been Bill Catch End Enter Essentially Fact Giving Go Government Illegally Introduced Letting Months Other Our Own Policy Release Several Show Their Them Then Thing Tickets Up Volition Where]
Topic:
- I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.
[ Absurd God Idea Make Much Respect Responsible Such Too World]
Topic:
- Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
[ Absurd Frequently Maturity More Most Often Than Unjust Very Youth]
Topic:
- I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the presidency.
[ Absurd Breath Completely Mention Name Presidency Same Thought]
Topic:
- This is going to sound completely absurd, but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't ever surpassed the joy of doing the work, of making it. The doing it is really the bit I'm there for.
[ Absurd Article Awards Bit Ceremony Completely Doing Enjoyment Ever Feel Finished Going Hasn Joy Making Pride Really Sometimes Sound Surpassed Work]
Topic:
- In comedy, something may be more absurd, but you have to believe just as much as you do when you're doing drama.
[ Absurd Believe Comedy Doing Drama Just May More Much Something]
Topic:
- Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.
[ Absurd Achieve Attempt Basement Check Go Impossible Only Think Those Upstairs Will]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Above Absurdity Audience Climbs Constantly Death Heads High His Making Own Performs Poet Rhyme Risking Whenever Wire]
Topic:
- I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason.
[ Absurd Always England Leave Ready Reason Some]
Topic:
- It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
[ Absurd Act Fashion Human Nature Think Wisely]
Topic:
- It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
[ Absurd Because Believe Carry Dropped Everything Good Haven Heart Ideals Impossible Keep Out Really Seem Spite Still Them Wonder Yet]
Topic:
- But I can't bear it when somebody who some man made a pass at - to call that violence seems to me absurd and insulting to women who've really met violence, who've been raped or bashed.
[ Absurd Bear Been Call Insulting Made Man Met Pass Really Seems Some Somebody Violence Women]
Topic:
- The manufacture of desire isn't at the heart - if it isn't absurd to speak of a heart - of the media torrent. Chronic dissatisfaction is at the heart of the matter.
[ Absurd Chronic Desire Dissatisfaction Heart Manufacture Matter Media Speak Torrent]
Topic:
- Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
[ Absurdity Champion Defend Every]
Topic:
- Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
[ Absurd Basic First Hearing Life Most Sound Truths]
Topic:
- In the ordinary affairs of life we do not require nor expect demonstrative evidence, because it is inconsistent with the nature of matters of fact, and to insist on its production would be unreasonable and absurd.
[ Absurd Affairs Because Demonstrative Evidence Expect Fact Inconsistent Insist Life Matters Nature Nor Ordinary Production Require Unreasonable Would]
Topic:
- Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.
[ Absurd Behalf Fragments Humanity Keep Libraries Records Stupidity Unique Wise]
Topic:
- In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
[ Absurd Aim Cured Either Equally Fire Heresies Making Persecution Politics Rarely Religion Sword]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Birth Certainties Could Doubt Experiencing Find First Gives Hope Hopelessness Human Life Moment Most Never New Nourishes Perhaps Profound Sense Soil Very Without]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Around Avoid Beyond Descend Get His Impossible Jump Look Lowest Man Modern Must Obviously Only Over Own Point Simply Spiral Then]
Topic:
- The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought.
[ Absence Absurdity Deeper Experience Meaning More Other Sought Words]
Topic:
- Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
[ Absurdity Borders Childhood Elegant Everything Grand Insanity Italy Least Particularly Reminiscent Upon]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Development Economy Entire General Generations Household Importance Into Introduce Life Our Own Peoples Petty Planets Relation Rules Unaware Universe Which]
Topic:
- The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
[ Absurdity Creature Living Man Only Privilege Subject Which]
Topic:
- You oughtn't to yield to temptation. Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd.
[ Absurd Becomes Must Somebody Temptation Thing Well Yield]
Topic:
- It's absolutely absurd to even consider voting on Sunday alcohol sales. I am opposed to alcohol period. It doesn't do anybody any good in the long run. It's a dangerous drug.
[ Absolutely Absurd Alcohol Am Any Anybody Consider Dangerous Even Good Long Opposed Period Run Sales Sunday Voting]
Topic:
- What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
[ Absurd Another Blood Cold Men Monstrous Murder Personal Quarrel Should Trained War]
Topic:
- When news comes out, it ought to be reported. There shouldn't be a moratorium based on legitimate news, just because it may or may not affect one candidate or the other. That's just absurd.
[ Absurd Affect Based Because Candidate Comes Just Legitimate May Moratorium News Other Ought Out Reported]
Topic:
- When a person is determined to believe something, the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms them in their faith.
[ Absurdity Believe Confirms Determined Doctrine Faith Person Something Their Them Very]
Topic:
- How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
[ Absurd Demand Freedom How Liberties Men Never Speech Those Thought Use]
Topic:
- The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of the theatre of the absurd: the poor king; truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions - even parading without a permit!
[ Absurd Actions Comes Donkey Elements Entrance Even Into Jerusalem King Parading Permit Poor Riding Symbolic Theatre Truth Without]
Topic:
- The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
[ Absurd Artist Attitude Chaotic Hope Into Nature Order Ourselves Point Put Puts Some Think Very View]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Bad Care Church Does Happen Happens Just Lot Mormonism Often Other Pretend Rather Religions Sometimes Taking Than Their Want]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Any Day Fish Give Had Her Kiss Leave May Nature Nymph Out Reason She Slippery Supple Truer Truth Turn]
Topic:
- I've been & am absurdly over-estimated. There are no supermen & I'm quite ordinary, & will say so whatever the artistic results. In that point I'm one of the few people who tell the truth about myself.
[ Absurdly Am Amp Artistic Been Few Myself Ordinary Point Quite Results Say Tell Truth Whatever Will]
Topic:
- The logic of the heart is absurd.
[ Absurd Heart Logic]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Adult Both Child Consolation Culprit Deny Height Him Order Our Punish Right Since System Treat]
Topic:
- No amount of manifest absurdity... could deter those who wanted to believe from believing.
[ Absurdity Amount Believe Believing Could Deter Manifest Those Wanted]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurd Absurdity After Because Becomes Bloody Humor Ignorance Into Laugh Life Make Man Most Pulp Repeatedly Running Saw Struggling Until Wall While Would]
Topic:
- The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to.
[ Absurdity Attracted Concept Something]
Topic:
- Success is an absurd, erratic thing. She arrives when one least expects her and after she has come may depart again almost because of a whim.
[ Absurd After Again Almost Arrives Because Come Depart Erratic Expects Her Least May She Success Thing Whim]
Topic:
- It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
[ Absurd Better His Ideas Life Lived Man May More Opposite Than Whatever World Worse]
Topic:
- I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.
[ Absurd Here Huge Immensity Life Purpose Shrink Think]
Topic:
- The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney. He refused to repeat himself. So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd.
[ Absurd Disney Film Himself Kind Last Made Making Person Refused Repeat Same Stand Still Think Walt Year]
Topic:
- Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
[ Absurd Also Beauty Birth Gives Opposite Original Perilous Perverse Poetry Solitude Unfamiliar Us]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Bad Bit Comedy Everything Funny Kind Know Laugh Life Little Movie Pushed Side]
Topic:
- I just heard a very funny story about somebody who died yesterday, I'm sorry to say so but it was so absurd that you can't help laughing. And the person that was concerned about that story was laughing too.
[ Absurd Concerned Died Funny Heard Help Just Laughing Person Say Somebody Sorry Story Too Very Yesterday]
Topic:
- I'm often called an old-fashioned modernist. But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world. That's impossible. And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more.
[ Absurd Any Architects Architecture Called Could Expects Grand Had Heal Idea Impossible Modernist Modernists More Nobody Often Old-Fashioned These Today Visions World]
Topic:
- There's so much absurdity. Poverty is so absurd.
[ Absurd Absurdity Much Poverty]
Topic:
- For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd.
[ Absurd Assaulted Being Centuries Christianity Distinguished Irrational Many Philosophers Superstitious World]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Beaten Because Been Blows Encourage Exposing Face Great Other Proposition Should Side Too Violence Wickedness]
Topic:
- I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.
[ Absurd Appalling Died End Lifetime Line May New Seem Serious Theater York]
Topic:
- Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.
[ Absurd Achieve Attempts Impossible Only She]
Topic:
- A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity, it is an occupational risk.
[ Absurdity Achiever Mind Must Never Occasional Occupational Prophet Risk]
Topic:
- Anyone who knows how difficult it is to keep a secret among three men - particularly if they are married - knows how absurd is the idea of a worldwide secret conspiracy consciously controlling all mankind by its financial power; in real, clear analysis.
[ Absurd Among Analysis Anyone Clear Consciously Conspiracy Controlling Difficult Financial How Idea Keep Knows Mankind Married Men Particularly Power Real Secret Three Worldwide]
Topic:
- The world generally speaking is now drifting on a more and more devastating course towards the absurd target of extermination - or rather, to be more exact - of the northern hemisphere's towns, fields, and the people who have developed our civilization.
[ Absurd Civilization Course Devastating Developed Drifting Exact Extermination Fields Generally Hemisphere More Northern Now Our Rather Speaking Target Towards Towns World]
Topic:
- Life may be not only meaningless but absurd.
[ Absurd Life May Meaningless Only]
Topic:
- I realized at one point that David and I had not made a record together in almost 26 years and I thought that that was absurd because, first of all it had gone so fast, I didn't really realize, neither did David, that it had been that long.
[ Absurd Almost Because Been David Did Fast First Gone Had Long Made Neither Point Realize Realized Really Record Thought Together Years]
Topic:
- It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
[ Absurd Argue Believing Into Men Them Torture]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Art Attempt Defeat Even Expect Life Make Morality Must Religion Though World]
Topic:
- Firing off 1,000 or 500 or 2,000 nuclear warheads on a few minutes' consideration has always struck me as an absurd way to go to war.
[ Absurd Always Consideration Few Firing Go Minutes Nuclear Off Struck War Warheads Way]
Topic:
- The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
[ Absurdities Age Become Foolishness Next Philosophies Tomorrow Wisdom Yesterday]
Topic:
- Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
[ Absurdities Blasphemy Call Contradictions New Religion Revealed See Species Such Testament]
Topic:
- Annihilation is an absurdity in terms.
[ Absurdity Annihilation Terms]
Topic:
- Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
[ Absurd Always Could Death Humanity Itself More Negotiating Once Only Pain Phenomenon Prevented Question Remain Should Stage Standing Table Unfair War Whose]
Topic:
- A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.
[ Absurd Anomaly Attempting Complete Exist Governments Histories Idea Parties Popular Republic Show Their Without]
Topic:
- It is absurd to look for perfection.
[ Absurd Look Perfection]
Topic:
- Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
[ Absurd Being Country Following Half Instead Men Mind More Nothing Our Practice Prevails Pursuits Reduced Same State Strengths Than Their Thus Whole Women]
Topic:
- The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
[ Absurdity Anything Christianity Ever Far Heard Idolatry Invented Modern Surpasses System]
Topic:
- How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
[ Absurd Delicious Everybody How Love Should Somebody Than Try Younger Yourself]
Topic: Love
- 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.
[ Absurdity Being Believe Century Despite Genocide Humans Last Lunacy Made Rational Seek Truth War]
Topic:
- People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
[ Absurdity Cannot Civilization Much Palpable Recognize Very Way]
Topic:
- A refuge is supposed to prevent what? The genes from flowing out of sight? This refuge idea won't stop insects from moving across boundaries. That's absurd.
[ Absurd Across Boundaries Flowing Genes Idea Insects Moving Out Prevent Refuge Sight Stop Supposed Won]
Topic:
- The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
[ Absurd Been Evidence Fact Held Opinion Utterly Whatever Widely]
Topic:
- Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.
[ Absurdities Delight Ironies Just Laughter Mothering Pure Recognition Sometimes Though Unthinking]
Topic:
- And if that's what the American people want, then that's what the policy should be, of course. But the idea that anything in the United States is too sensitive to discuss or too dangerous to discuss is really, I think, absurd.
[ Absurd American Anything Course Dangerous Discuss Idea Policy Really Sensitive Should States Then Think Too United Want]
Topic:
- In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
[ Absurdity Brief Dominion Masters Only Periods Perversity Remain Sphere Suspended Their Thought World]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Age Air Before Begin Constantly Firmly Five Great Head Human May Only Palpable Planted Repeating Solemnity]
Topic:
- When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.
[ Absurd Fences How Individualize Look Our Ourselves Possessions See Way]
Topic:
- They who assert that a blind fatality produced the various effects we behold in this world talk very absurdly; for can anything be more unreasonable than to pretend that a blind fatality could be productive of intelligent beings?
[ Absurdly Anything Assert Behold Beings Blind Could Effects Fatality Intelligent More Pretend Produced Productive Talk Than Unreasonable Various Very World]
Topic:
- Thus the creation, which seems an arbitrary act, supposes laws as invariable as those of the fatality of the Atheists. It would be absurd to say that the Creator might govern the world without those rules, since without them it could not subsist.
[ Absurd Act Arbitrary Atheists Could Creation Creator Fatality Govern Invariable Laws Might Rules Say Seems Since Subsist Supposes Them Those Thus Which Without World Would]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Add Claim Disproportionate Majority Minority Necessary Only Reduce Slavery Slaves States Two Very Which]
Topic:
- I would think a sense of the absurd is more important for a political cartoonist, because that could define things like a sense of hypocrisy or a sense of the things one has to be skeptical about.
[ Absurd Because Cartoonist Could Define Hypocrisy Important More Political Sense Skeptical Things Think Would]
Topic:
- Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.
[ Absurd Believe Both Cases Creed Ever Excludes Free Inquiry Less Love Promise Same Such Than Us Vow Woman]
Topic:
- My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.
[ Absurdity Concert Criticized Eccentricity Master Mother Symphony Were]
Topic:
- After 50, the rock 'n' roll road is a little absurd. It's very difficult to play these little places. You're out there on a rickety old bus with no place to shower.
[ Absurd After Bus Difficult Little Old Out Place Places Play Road Rock Roll Shower These Very]
Topic:
- Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
[ Absurd Contrary Nature Reason Whatsoever]
Topic:
- There have been no sects in the Christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture.
[ Absurd Arguments Been Christian Drawn Endeavoured However Opinions Scripture Sects Support Their Which World]
Topic:
- That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
[ Absurdity Another Becomes Generation Height Often Seems Which Wisdom]
Topic:
- I came to feel very, very sentimental about those sets, which is ludicrous, because they represent everything which is transitory and insubstantial. It's absurd that one should feel sentimental about timber and canvas.
[ Absurd Because Came Canvas Everything Feel Ludicrous Represent Sentimental Sets Should Those Timber Transitory Very Which]
Topic:
- It's come to the point where you have people saying it's our Christian duty to embrace the homosexual movement. This is absurd.
[ Absurd Christian Come Duty Embrace Homosexual Movement Our Point Saying Where]
Topic:
- The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved - as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem - must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.
[ Absurd Because Blessing Characters Collapses Constraints Demand Extreme Great Initially Involved May Melodrama Must Own Project Reality Rooted Seem Stay Their Utterly Whole]
Topic:
- It begins and ends with money. It's absurd in this day and age when we need so much money for education, health, for people, that a $100 million dollars can be spent on a film. It's obscene.
[ Absurd Age Begins Day Dollars Education Ends Film Health Million Money Much Need Obscene Spent]
Topic:
- I think somehow you need to get to a certain point in your life where the notion of failure is absurd.
[ Absurd Certain Failure Get Life Need Notion Point Somehow Think Where Your]
Topic:
- Treating your audience like thieves is absurd. Anyone who chooses to listen to our music becomes a collaborator.
[ Absurd Anyone Audience Becomes Chooses Collaborator Listen Music Our Thieves Treating Your]
Topic:
- The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.
[ Absurd Finds Great History May Seeks Summed These Thought Up Words]
Topic:
- The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
[ Absurd Aspirations Extraordinary Led Most Reckless Sometimes Success]
Topic:
- Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
[ Absurdities Anyone Believe Commit Injustices Make Power]
Topic:
- As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
[ Absurdities Atrocities Believe Commit Continue Long Will]
Topic:
- Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
[ Absurd Certainty Condition Doubt Pleasant]
Topic:
- Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
[ Absurdities Atrocities Believe Commit Make Those]
Topic:
- To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.
[ Absurd Believe God Him Impossible]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Absurdity Acutely Character Conceive Earnestly Honestly Humor Just Portray Seen Situations Then Try Way Within]
Topic:
- Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.
[ Absurd Class Division Dynamic Instead Into Ought Sexes Static]
Topic:
- I find it hard to take rock groups very seriously or treat them with respect. There is something absurd about these gloomy young men getting together and banging away.
[ Absurd Away Banging Find Getting Gloomy Groups Hard Men Respect Rock Seriously Something Take Them These Together Treat Very Young]
Topic: