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Picture quote about god

Don't be absurd! Nobody made us! We evolved by chance from snowflakes. ~ Light humor to demonstrate the fact that there is a creator for everything.


Picture quote by Voltaire about believe

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


Picture quote by David Lynch about concept

The concept of absurdity is something I am attracted to. ⏤ David Lynch


Picture quote about deny

The act of flat out denying anything, no matter how absurd, is pure lunacy.


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Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.

Albert Einstein, physicist

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

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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, philosopher

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

Albert Camus, philosopher

To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.

Voltaire, writer

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

Thomas Hobbes, philosopher

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.

M. C. Escher, artist

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Albert Camus, philosopher

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.

Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

I just can't listen to any more Wagner, you know...I'm starting to get the urge to conquer Poland.

Woody Allen, director

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.

Nancy Sinatra, musician

Life may be not only meaningless but absurd.

Thomas Nagel, philosopher

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.

Franklin Pierce, president

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.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor.

Tom Courtenay, actor

Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.

Annie Besant, philosopher

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

David Lynch, director

A deranged person is supposed to have the strength of ten men. I have the strength of one small boy... with polio.

Woody Allen, director

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, director

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.

Alexander Hamilton, politician

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.

Thomas Mann, writer

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

Alexander Herzen, journalist

Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.

Baruch Spinoza, philosopher

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, philosopher

The bounties of space, of infinite outwardness, were three: empty heroics, low comedy, and pointless death.

Kurt Vonnegut, author

It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.

George Orwell, author

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau, explorer

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.

Catherine Crowe, writer

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.

Barbara Pym, novelist

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.

Lord Byron, poet

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.

Agnes Repplier, writer

Treating your audience like thieves is absurd. Anyone who chooses to listen to our music becomes a collaborator.

Jeff Tweedy, musician

I think somehow you need to get to a certain point in your life where the notion of failure is absurd.

Jeff Tweedy, musician

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.

William Odom, soldier

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.

Jonathan Shapiro, cartoonist

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.

Michael Scheuer, public servant

My husband does so many romantic things for me, it's absurd.

Jennifer Beals, actress

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, clergyman

Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.

Robin Morgan, activist

To win respect, the networks seem to feel they have to keep absurdly overstating their anchors' reporting cred.

Tina Brown, editor

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, actress

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.

Adam Clarke, theologian

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.

Jeremy Rifkin, economist

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.

Todd Gitlin, sociologist

The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.

Orson Pratt, theologian

I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason.

Claire Forlani, actress

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.

Mark E. Hyman, celebrity

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.

John Doolittle, politician

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd.

Josh Mcdowell, writer

When people conclude that all is futile, then the absurd becomes the norm.

Stanley Crouch, critic

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.

Robert Wyatt, musician

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.

Stanley Tucci, actor

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.

Joel Coen, director

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.

Alva Myrdal, diplomat

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.

Sophie Marceau, actress

When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.

Morrie Schwartz, educator

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.

Javier Bardem, actor

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!

Joanna Baillie, poet

Imagine filling a college with the first 1,000 students to get perfect SATs. Whatever the racial composition of that class would be, the notion seems absurd because we know that college in America is supposed to be about creating citizens and leaders in a diverse nation.

Eric Liu, writer

freedom is anathema to dreams nurtured in captivity.

Gary Shteyngart,

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.

Penelope Cruz, actress

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.

Bono, musician

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.

G. K. Chesterton, writer

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, leader

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.

Archibald MacLeish, poet

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.

Oswald Mosley, politician

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

Oswald Mosley, politician

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, musician

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.

Sidney Blumenthal, journalist

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.

Leonard Maltin, critic

My first feeling about the paper and the attitude is that it is absurd.

Arthur Holly Compton, scientist

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?

Albert Claude, scientist

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, poet

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.

George Berkeley, philosopher

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.

Alice Foote MacDougall,

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.

John Hunter,

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.

Patrick Stewart, actor

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.

T. E. Lawrence, soldier

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.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, actor

Today's preoccupation with physical theories of everything takes a wrong turn from the purpose of science - to question all things relentlessly. Modern physics has become like Swift's kingdom of Laputa, flying absurdly on an island above the earth and indifferent to what is beneath.

Robert Lanza, scientist

When you get down to it, at it's root, Comedy is truth, absurdity, and pain. One of my little mottos is: 'Do you remember the Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown kicked the football and kissed the Little Red Haired Girl? Neither do I.'

Lev Yilmaz, artist

Well, this is an unfortunate part of the UN institution. It's the - the theater of the absurd. It doesn't only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi's Libya chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights; Saddam's Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament.

Benjamin Netanyahu, leader

I think coming to work and being absurd and neurotic and thoughtful at the same time is far more interesting.

Lake Bell, actress

I'm a national security liberal, which I tell people because it's meant to sound absurd.

Rachel Maddow, journalist

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.

Anne Frank, diarist

As my exciting story began I was being punched in the stomach.

John Swartzwelder,

I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.

Georges Duhamel, novelist

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

Clark M. Clifford, public servant

I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the presidency.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

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.

Pope John Paul II, clergyman

Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.

Vartan Gregorian, educator

I don't know. I think it's funny! I think it's funny! I go, what? It's so absurd. I'm alone.

Danny Devito, actor

It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.

Anatole France, novelist

Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.

Oliver Goldsmith, poet

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Voltaire, writer

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.

Adlai E. Stevenson, politician

Absurdity : A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd.

Daniel Berrigan, clergyman

It is absurd to look for perfection.

Camille Pissarro, painter

Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.

Julio Cortazar,

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