Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.
There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Even if it's absurd to think you can change things, it's even more absurd to believe that it is foolish and unimportant to try.
Life may be not only meaningless but absurd.
The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.
Musical people are so absurdly unreasonable.
They always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be absolutely deaf.
In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it.
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.
The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to.
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.
There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
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.
How, then, can the rights of three men exceed the rights of two men? In what possible way can the rights of three men absorb the rights of two men, and make them as if they had never existed. . . . It is not possible to suppose, without absurdity, than a man should have no rights over his own body and mind, and yet have a 1/10,000,000th share in unlimited rights over all other bodies and minds?
First you write down your goal; your second job is to break down your goal into a series of steps, beginning with steps which are absurdly easy.
In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.
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.