165 Meaningless Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Meaningless Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Everything in the world is gloriously meaningless. — Alan Watts

Life is meaningless, but worth living, provided you recognize it's meaningless. — Albert Camus

The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. — Stanley Kubrick

Meaning is man-created. And because you constantly look for meaning, you start to feel meaninglessness. — Osho

If nothing had any meaning, you would be right. But there is something that still has a meaning. — Albert Camus

Life may be not only meaningless but absurd. — Thomas Nagel

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning. — Henry Miller

Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless. — Bertrand Russell

Death is meaningless to the living because they are living, and meaningless to the dead… because they are dead. — Epicurus

It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear on the contrary that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning — Albert Camus

Short Meaningless Quotes

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  • The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself. — W. Somerset Maugham
  • I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. — Corazon Aquino
  • It’s meaningless to classify people by skin color. — Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. — David Hilbert
  • It’s an incredibly exciting thing, this one, meaningless life of yours. — Tim Minchin
  • Man cannot stand a meaningless life. — Carl Jung
  • Was our life nothing more than a sequence of anonymous screams in a desert of indifferent stars? — Ernesto Sabato
  • The concept of profit maximization is, in fact, meaningless. — Peter Drucker
  • Remember that being a success without happiness is meaningless. — Richard Denny
  • After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts. — Aristotle Onassis

Top 10 Meaningless Quotes

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The independence of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked-up with the total liberation of the African Continent — Kwame Nkrumah

Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down. — Frederick Douglass

African nationalism is meaningless, dangerous, anachronistic, if it is not, at the same time, pan-Africanism. — Julius Nyerere

There is only one thing in this world, and that is to keep acquiring money and more money, power and more power. All the rest is meaningless. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Ideas in a void have never appealed to me; action must follow thought or political life is meaningless. — Oswald Mosley

The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself. — W. Somerset Maugham

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I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. — Corazon Aquino

It’s meaningless to classify people by skin color. — Vivek Ramaswamy

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. — David Hilbert

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It’s an incredibly exciting thing, this one, meaningless life of yours. — Tim Minchin

Meaningless Image Quotes

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Meaningless quote by Corazon Aquino

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. — Corazon Aquino

Meaningless quote by Tim Minchin

It’s an incredibly exciting thing, this one, meaningless life of yours. — Tim Minchin

Meaningless quote by Carl Jung

Man cannot stand a meaningless life. — Carl Jung

Meaningless quote by Peter Drucker

The concept of profit maximization is, in fact, meaningless. — Peter Drucker

Meaningless quote A meaningful silence is always better that meaningless words
A meaningful silence is always better that meaningless words

Words Are Meaningless Quotes

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And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. — Sylvia Plath

Military intelligence is a meaningless phrase because the two words are mutually exclusive. — Lucille Kallen

Always! That is a dreadful word. It makes me shudder when I hear it. Women are so fond of using it. They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever. It is a meaningless word, too. The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer. — Oscar Wilde

Avant-garde, jazz, pop, classical, country and western, rock, free, straight-ahead, etc. are ultimately meaningless terms in the face of the music being discussed at best - at worst, those terms often serve as code words for what is in fact a cultural / political discussion more than a musical one. — Pat Metheny

Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon. — William Zinsser

The lies we tell about our duty and our purposes, the meaningless words of science and philosophy, are walls that topple before a bewildered little ‘why’. — John Steinbeck

Quotes are empty and meaningless. It is how they are used that gives them purpose, how the person repeating those words gives them meaning. Good quotes do not offer the author immortality. Instead, they give the author limitless rebirths on the tongues of the masses. — Andy Clark

Words divorced from action supporting them are meaningless and hypocritical. — Madalyn Murray O'Hair

To some extent the shorter the writing assignment is, the harder it is to accomplish, and a blurb is 200 words max. Blurbs are meaningless, and actual people who are buying the books don't care about them at all. — Emily Gould

Letters are meaningless unless put together correctly. Words are worthless unless backed by truth. Sentences are handed out and judged accordingly, but only genuinely honest men or women can create writings that change the world forever. — Paul Morabito

Love Is Meaningless Quotes

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Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind....Fo r Love not only annihilates our fear of meaninglessness but empowers us to seek the happiness of others. And this indeed is our greatest happiness. — Leo Tolstoy

Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it. — Joan D. Vinge

Between being loved and being feared, I have always believed Machiavelli was right. If nobody is afraid of me, I’m meaningless. — Lee Kuan Yew

If man has been kicked up out of that which is only impersonal by chance , then those things that make him man-hope of purpose and significance, love, motions of morality and rationality, beauty and verbal communication-are ultimately unfulfillable and thus meaningless. — Francis Schaeffer

A life without love, no matter how many other things we have, is an empty, meaningless one. — Leo Buscaglia

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good. — Woody Allen

Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope. — Thomas Head Raddall

Love without action is meaningless and action without love is irrelevant. — Deepak Chopra

I have never been over concerned or obsessed with opinion polls or popularity polls. I think a leader who is, is a weak leader. Between being loved and being feared, I have always believed Machiavelli was right. If nobody is afraid of me, I'm meaningless. — Lee Kuan Yew

Until we see love as the meaning of life, life seems to have no meaning at all. The sense of meaninglessness produces chaos, and the chaos produces fear. There is only one way out of this, and that is to see every moment and every situation as an invitation to love. — Marianne Williamson

Everything Is Meaningless Quotes

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Voting is a meaningless exercise. I'm not going to waste my time with it. These parties, these politicians are given to us as a way of making us feel we have freedom of choice. But we don't. Everything is done to you in this country. — George Carlin

The point is that only one thing matters in this world, to prepare oneself for death. One can try to be as comfortable as possible until one dies... Because being comfortable does not have any meaning either. It just does not. Everything is only a big meaninglessness that one must bear. — Odd Nerdrum

I would not want you to suppose that my rejection of Allen Forte's theory of pitch-class sets implies a rejection of the notion that there can be such a thing as a pitch-class set. It is only when one defines everything in terms of pitch-class sets that the concept becomes meaningless. — George Perle

There is a connection between heaven and earth. Finding that connection gives meaning to everything, including death. Missing it makes everything meaningless, including life. — John H. Groberg

Everything we do is escapism, because we'll all be dead and everything we do is completely meaningless. Why brush your teeth? Why not be in the park with the bums passing a short dog? Why pay taxes, why get educated? Of course literature is an escape. You have to fill the hours. — T.C. Boyle

Intuition is critical in virtually everything you do. But, without relentless preparation and execution, it is meaningless. — Tim Cook

When we die our money, fame, and honors will be meaningless. We own nothing in this world. Everything we think we own is in reality only being loaned to us until we die. And on our deathbed at the moment of death, no one but God can save our souls. — Michael Huffington

It would make everything I worked for meaningless if baseball is integrated but political parties were segregated. — Jackie Robinson

The question of meaning goes all the way down: if human life as a whole is meaningless, so is everything that occurs or belongs within it. Since that's not a thought it is easy to live with, there is good reason to search for life's meaning. — David E. Cooper

I like to remind myself that everything is meaningless. — Zola Jesus

Meaningless Life Quotes

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We should never, never be afraid or ashamed about dreams. The dreams won’t all come true; we won’t always make it; but where there is no vision a people perish. Where people have no dreams and no hopes and aspirations, life becomes dull and a meaningless wilderness. — Tommy Douglas

Without an understanding of myth or religion, without an understanding of the relationship between destruction and creation, death and rebirth, the individual suffers the mysteries of life as meaningless mayhem alone. — Marion Woodman

We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing. — Charles Bukowski

What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms. — Viktor E. Frankl

Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I'd forgotten England even existed. — Alex Garland

It's not the imbalances of life that will get you down-it's doing meaningless things that aren't taking you where you want to go. — Danielle LaPorte

God alone can deliver us from a life of meaningless activities. — T. B. Joshua

Most people work at keeping their job, rather than doing a good job. If you're the former, you're leading a meaningless life. If you're the latter, keep up the good work. — George Lois

And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can't go back to being normal; you can't go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time. — Donald Miller

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. — Denis Waitley

Life Is Meaningless Quotes

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The final heartbeat for the Christian is not the mysterious conclusion to a meaningless existence. It is, rather, the grand beginning to a life that will never end. — James Dobson

Life is the coexistence of all opposite values. Joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, up and down, hot and cold, here and there, light and darkness, birth and death. All experience is by contrast, and one would be meaningless without the other. — Deepak Chopra

Life is chaotic and meaningless, and you have to find your meaning. You must find the answer, you can't just live. That's the point of story: helping you find your meaning in life. — Robert McKee

Art is a criticism of society and life, and I believe that if life became perfect, art would be meaningless and cease to exist. — Naguib Mahfouz

So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. — Morrie Schwartz

Slept, awoke, slept, awoke, miserable life. — Franz Kafka

Life without music is meaningless, music without life is academic. — Leonard Bernstein

When safety is our priority, we live our lives being very, very careful, and we wind up having no lives — Byron Katie

Life is too short for half-hearted connections and meaningless run-throughs. — Karen Kingsbury

Scientific naturalism is a story that reduces reality to physical particles and impersonal laws, [and] portrays life as a meaningless competition among organisms that exist only to survive and reproduce. — Philip Johnson

Meaningless Things Quotes

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the problem is not suffering itself or oblivion itself but the depraved meaninglessness of these things, the absolutely inhuman nihilism of suffering. — John Green

It's the pointless things that give your life meaning. Friendship, compassion, art, love. All of them pointless. But they're what keeps life from being meaningless. — Tim Winton

To the Suprematist the visual phenomena of the objective world are, in themselves, meaningless; the significant thing is feeling, as such, quite apart from the environment in which it is called forth. — Kazimir Malevich

Chance doesn't mean meaningless randomness, but historical contingency. This happens rather than that, and that's the way that novelty, new things, come about. — John Polkinghorne

I took to writing at an early age to escape from meaninglessness, uselessness, unimportance, insignificance, poverty, enslavement, ill health, despair, madness, and all manner of other unattractive, natural and inevitable things. — William Saroyan

The grand thing about the human mind is that it can turn its own tables and see meaninglessness as ultimate meaning. — John Cage

I enjoyed having a reputation as being wild, but these days I try not to worry about what people think in the privacy of their own brain or what they write in the bizarre publicity of their own newspapers, because all of those things are meaningless. — Russell Brand

All life connects ... Nothing happens that is meaningless. — Pat Conroy

If one keeps loving faithfully what is really worth loving, and does not waste one's love on insignificant and unworthy and meaningless things, one will get more light by and by and grow stronger. — Vincent Van Gogh

There is only one thing I will not concede: that it might be meaningless to strive in a good cause. — Vaclav Havel

Pointless Quotes

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It is pointless trying to know where the way leads. Think only about your first step, the rest will come. — Shams Tabrizi

I don't do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It's too late for regrets. You've already done it, haven't you? You've lived your life. No point wishing you could change it. — Lemmy Kilmister

I find freedom to be the most important issue facing any human being today, because without freedom, then life is pointless. The more dependent you become on centralized power, the more easily you are lead around. — Russell Means

I'd kill myself without music. Immediately. Life is pointless without music for me. — Matthew Healy

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. — Bill Watterson

The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people. — Ezra Pound

It is pointless to get your knickers in a twist if a certain person fails to react the way you want. It is best to avoid people and situations that you know drive you crazy. Remember to vote with your feet. If a situation is untenable or unchangeable, walk away. — Stuart Wilde

College degrees becoming increasingly worthless. This will only get worse. Why are we wasting money and resources on this? Fake degrees remove 3-5 labour years from market and cost public money spent on pointless edubureacracies. — Philip Pilkington

The author discusses valueless measures in pointless spaces. — Paul Halmos

The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional. Although they conceal an essential orifice, these pointless globes are as near as the human form can ever come to abstract art. — Kenneth Tynan

Meaning Nothing Quotes

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The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition. — Carl Jung

To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, to love someone who loves you is everything. — Bill Russell

Put light against light - you have nothing. Put dark against dark - you have nothing. It's the contrast of light and dark that each give the other one meaning. — Bob Ross

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An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God. — Srinivasa Ramanujan

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Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means. — Maimonides

When I say ' thug' I mean not a criminal, someone who beats you over the head, I mean the underdog. You could have two people- one person has everything he needs to succeed and one person has nothing. If the person who has nothing succeeds, he's a thug. Cuz he overcame all the obstacles. — Tupac Shakur

Before you come alive, life is nothing; it 's up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing else but the meaning that you choose. — Jean-Paul Sartre

Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given. — G. Campbell Morgan

Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood. — Josephine Baker

Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice. — Woodrow Wilson

Meaningful Quotes

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Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. — Joshua J. Marine

So, transform yourself first… Because you are young and have dreams and want to do something meaningful, that in itself, makes you our future and our hope. Keep expanding your horizon, decolonize your mind, and cross borders. — Yuri Kochiyama

Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less. — Marie Curie

Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems. — Anthony of Padua

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Everything happens for a reason, but they all lessons. — Lil Boosie

Laughter is the fireworks of the soul. — Josh Billings

Great minds think alone. — Wiz Khalifa

Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling. — Vincent Van Gogh

Do silly things. Foolishness is a great deal more vital and healthy than our straining and striving after a meaningful life. — Anton Chekhov

I come from a place where people get high, the grades get low, and if someone has a secret EVERYONE KNOWS. — Wiz Khalifa

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When faith is completely replaced by creed, worship by discipline, love by habit; when the crisis of today is ignored because of the splendors of the past; when faith becomes an heirloom rather than a living fountain; when religion speaks only in the name of authority rather than with the voice of compassion, its message becomes meaningless. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism, falsehoods. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Even the greatest idea can become meaningless in the rush to judgement. To gauge an idea as feasible we must cut our ties to the status quo and find the balance between constructive criticism and judgment. Within that balance we will uncover crucial input for making our ideas a reality. — Shigeo Shingo

If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt. — Leslie Stephen

The point is this: If God does not exist, then life is objectively meaningless; but man cannot live consistently and happily knowing that life is meaningless; so in order to be happy he pretends life has meaning. But this is, of course, entirely inconsistent—for without God, man and the universe are without any real significance. — William Lane Craig

Man is a tragic animal. Not because of his smallness, but because he is too well endowed. Man has longings and spiritual demands that reality cannot fulfill. We have expectations of a just and moral world. Man requires meaning in a meaningless world. — Peter Wessel Zapffe

Almost certainly, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. Yet today 50 percent of the world’s population goes hungry. Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless. — Norman Borlaug

If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment, all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Free speech is meaningless if the commercial cacophony has risen to the point where no one can hear you. — Naomi Klein

If I were doing the Security Council today, I'd have one permanent member, the United States, because that's the real reflection of the distribution of power in the world. All international laws are invalid, meaningless attempts to constrict American power. — John Bolton

I am not a logician. I am an existentialist. I believe in this meaningless, beautiful chaos of existence, and I am ready to go with it wherever it leads. — Osho

Photographs bear witness to a human choice being exercised in a given situation. A photograph is a result of the photographer's decision that it is worth recording that this particular event or this particular object has been seen. If everything that existed were continually being photographed, every photograph would become meaningless. — John Berger

Second place is meaningless. You can't always be first, but you have to believe that you should have been - that you were never beaten - that time just ran out on you. — Vince Lombardi

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt. — Bergen Evans

Imagine if you took all of the time, energy, and emotions you’ve been giving to meaningless relationships with part-time people and invested all of it into your family, loyal friends, and yourself. Imagine. — Steven Bartlett

I have no regrets. Regrets are meaningless. You can't change yesterday or tomorrow. You can change only this present moment. — Richey Edwards

Culture' is a finite segment of the meaningless infinity of the world process, a segment on which human beings confer meaning and significance. — Max Weber

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