Quotation Explorer - 'Absurdity'

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person. - Joseph Addison
It would be the height of absurdity to label ignorance tempered by humility "faith"!(Institutio III.2.3) - John Calvin
Each instant brought them, more momentous than the explosion of Krakatoa. It was only that no one noticed. We are to accustomed to the absurdity of existence. The loss of a universe is not worth taking seriously. - Yukio Mishima
Absurdity is one of the most human things about us: a manifestation of our most advanced and interesting characteristics. - Thomas Nagel
Liberty of imagination should be the most precious possession of a novelist. To try voluntarily to discover the fettering dogmas of its own inspiration, is a trick worthy of humna perverseness which, after inventing an absurdity, endeavours to find for it a pedigree of distinguished ancestors... - Joseph Conrad
Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all. - Shannon L. Alder
The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity. - Marcel Proust
In politics, absurdity is not a handicap. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. - Samuel Johnson
The fairy tale belongs to the poor...I know of no fairy tale which upholds the tyrant, or takes the part of the strong against the weak. A fascist fairy tale is an absurdity. - Erik Christian Haugaard
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. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. - Ambrose Bierce
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next. - John Stuart Mill
If any morality or ethics does not include kindness as their fundamental ingredient, then they are just an absurdity. - Debasish Mridha
The phrase ‘popular science’ has in itself a touch of absurdity. That knowledge which is popular is not scientific. - Maria Mitchell
They prised open the door in the morning. The beatific expression on hisface was exactly what one would find in a temple deity or the just dead - anunsmiling smile. The absurdity and humour was there if one could just seeit, the question and answer staring one in the face. - Srividya Srinivasan
In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Never underestimate the healing power of silliness and absurdity. - Steve Maraboli
Remember, today’s truth could be tomorrow’s absurdity. - Debasish Mridha
Absurdity and anti—absurdity are the two poles of creative energy. - Karl Lagerfeld
It is an absurdity to believe that the Deity has human passions, and one of the lowest of human passions, a restless appetite for applause - David Hume
Unless a reincarnationist is willing to say there was a 'first generation' of souls created with the first humans, he is exposed to absurdity by the recency of human life on the planet. - Christopher Hitchens
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises in individual, when displayed ego and self portrayed images are not recognised by anyone. - Aditya Ajmera
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