Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
— Pauline Kael
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
— Erwin Rommel irresponsibility quote
Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art.
— Angela Carter
Today, as in the Gilded Age, we live in a world where a morality of personal responsibility rubs shoulders with a culture of greed and of flagrant social irresponsibility. Now as then, business has shed its collective responsibility for employees - just as government has for its citizens.
— Charles Derber
What more fiendish proof of cosmic irresponsibility than a Nature which, having invented sex as a way to mix genes, then permits to arise, amid all its perfumed and hypnotic inducements to mate, a tireless tribe of spirochetes and viruses that torture and kill us for following orders?
— irresponsibility quotation by John Updike