Quotation Explorer - 'Nonsense'

Fiction is an urgent business. It is the Dying Us telling stories to the Dying Us, trying to crack the nonsense in our heads open with a big hammer pronto, before Death arrives. - George Saunders
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. - C.G. Jung
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. - C.S. Lewis
Modern fanaticism thrives in proportion to the quanitity of contradictions and nonsense it poures down the throats of the gaping multitude, and the jargon and mysticism it offers to their wonder and credulity. - William Hazlitt
Nonsense. Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older, and then before you know it, they're grown. - J.M. Barrie
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. - Carl Jung
There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action. - Bertrand Russell
Beliefs and opinions are nonsense. I don't even want to know what I think. - Marty Rubin
If any woman opens her legs for you, don't feel so lucky to be fed with nonsense, she has been a bitch for a long time, and now its your own turn to get a share from her itching tunnel. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Abnormal nonsense. Suggests a norm, which is a tag placed on those who don’t conform to an elite’s view of itself. - Anthony North
Wherever you get near the human race, there's just layers and layers of nonsense. - Thornton Wilder
Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that. - Richard Dawkins
To fall for the notion of a 'double truth' and argue there was one set of truths for reason and another for faith and never the two shall meet made nonsense of the idea of truth itself. - Arthur Herman
Forget about lien about you behind your back and talking nonsense, some people can lie to you looking in your eyes... - honeya
My dreams may be nonsense too,but I do not want to run the risk of not following them - Anamika Mishra
The web is a dangerous place for a mind begging to slack off and be distracted by nonsense. - Michelle M. Pillow
How often do we talk just to fill up the quiet space? How often do we waste our breath talking about nonsense? - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected. - Charles Lamb
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. - Ray Bradbury
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. - Dr. Seuss
After eighteen long months covering this dreary business, the whole campaign appears in my mind’s eye as one long, protracted scratch-fight over Internet-fueled nonsense. - Matt Taibbi
All life is in vain, for Death makes a nonsense of pain. - Gasmaskman
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If people become ecstatic the whole society will have to change, because this society is based on misery. If people are blissful you cannot lead them to war -- to Vietnam, or to Egypt, or to Israel. No. Someone who is blissful will just laugh and say: This is nonsense!
Nonsense and noise will oft prevail, when honour and affection fail. - William Lloyd
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable. - Harold Bloom
It's all nonsense. It's only nonsense. I'm not afraid of the rain. I am not afraid of the rain. Oh, oh, God, I wish I wasn't. - Ernest Hemingway
Everything in life is nonsense. It's just a question of perspective. - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
A busy life is often full of nonsense but empty of essence. - Debasish Mridha
OUTCOME, n. A particular type of disappointment. By the kind of intelligence that sees in an exception a proof of the rule the wisdom of an act is judged by the outcome, the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be juded by the light that the doer had when he performed it. - Ambrose Bierce
There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity. - Robertson Davies
Mindset Matters: Cut away the nonsense and cultivate an environment conducive to your personal well-being. Forgive yourself and others. Have the courage to move on. The battle is long... and in the end, it's only with yourself. - Steve Maraboli
Of all the nonsense that twists the world, the concept of 'altruism' is the worst. People do what they want to do, every time.
I think that modern medicine has become like a prophet offering a life free of pain. It is nonsense. The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality...Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense. - Gary Zukav
NONSENSE, n. The objections that are urged against this excellent dictionary. - Ambrose Bierce
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Being in a relationship with some people is like pushing a boat through sand. I used to have the time and energy for that kind of nonsense, but not anymore. Relationships should be a wonderful journey of exploration and love; not grinding resistance. - Steve Maraboli
Criticism talks a good deal of nonsense, but even its nonsense is a useful force. It keeps the question of art before the world, insists upon its importance. - Henry James
If you make time for the nonsense, good or bad, it will continue to seek you out. - Gary Hopkins
In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables. - Catharine A. MacKinnon
I'm on my way...don't know where to, but my road is build with metaphors and nonsense - Yesenia Barkley
Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process. - Unknown
I was hated, you know. I made no secret of the fact that I was an atheist. People told me there are no atheists in fox holes. That's nonsense. [interview promoting Marching as to War (2002)] - Pierre Berton
- '' That's nonsense young one, Your dreams are not very logical '' - '' The only non-sense I see here, is a living a life; blinded, By all that could have taken your breath away. - Nikki Rowe
The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony. - Samuel Butler
A writer need not devour a whole sheep in order to know what mutton tastes like, but he must at least eat a chop. Unless he gets his facts right, his imagination will lead him into all kinds of nonsense, and the facts he is most likely to get right are the facts of his own experience. - W. Somerset Maugham
Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense. - Stephen Jay Gould
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities. - Dr. Seuss
Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense. - Carl Sagan
Writers say two things that strike me as nonsense. One is that you must follow an absolute schedule everyday. If you're not writing well, why continue it? I just don't think this grinding away is useful. - Edmund White
Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter. - Max Beerbohm
To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense. - Henry Ford
Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. - Robert Frost
The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals. - Samuel Davies
A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. - Roald Dahl
Wherever you come near the human race there's layers and layers of nonsense. - Thornton Wilder
I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? - Jean Kerr
You can create sense out of nonsense, something out of nothing. You can create wealth out of dearth, viable ventures out of turbulent adventures. You can create mercies out of miseries. You can create tomorrow’s peace out of today’s crisis. - Ikechukwu Joseph
Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another. - Gautama Buddha
All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others. - Samuel Butler
Nonsense on stilts - Jeremy Bentham
I've always found that a rather unfortunate quirk in our species. Everyone pants towards orgasm without pausing to realise that its merely a biological trap designed for the purpose of reproduction. What utter nonsense. - Elizabeth George
Choice of justice is better than injustice if even you got hold of the injustice it from any since that since is nonsense. - M.Rishad Sakhi
A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men. - Anonymous
Don't for heaven's sake, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them! - Albert Einstein
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. - Dr. Seuss
What you feel is making sense could really be dramatized nonsense. So think again. - Debasish Mridha
The knives of betrayal and drama cut deep and hurt… but they also trim away the nonsense and reveal your true friends. - Steve Maraboli
PROOF-READER, n. A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible. - Ambrose Bierce
So, this doesn't mean anything, but at least it's not obvious nonsense.
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