Quotation Explorer - 'Ridiculous'

Life is a game in which the player must appear ridiculous. - Julian Fellowes
A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world. - Edmond de Goncourt
To believe in nothing is as ridiculous as to believe in everything. Reason and factual evidence may convert a belief into knowledge. - Felix Alba-Juez
[David] Maraniss sees [Barack] Obama as a man with "a moviegoer's or writer's sensibility, where he is both participating and observing himself participating, and views much of the political process as ridiculous or surreal, even as he is deep into it. - Jane Mayer
Show me a culture where honesty is considered ridiculous, where nobody's ever accountable for anything, where anger gets admired as a sign of strength, and I'll show you a place where misery is permanent - Anthony Steyning
In a flash I saw the truth; that my love for this spot is built up of numberless trivialities, of small memories all incommunicable, or ridiculous when communicated... - Quiller -Couch, Arthur Thomas
The idea of celibate vampires is ridiculous. To me, vampires are sex. I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed. - Alan Ball
How can one be so serious with the world when the world itself is so ridiculous? - Kakuzō Okakura
How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize how much you love them. - Agatha Christie
Nothing is more ridiculous than one person telling another how to live. - Marty Rubin
The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them."(The Decider, July 21, 2007) - Bill Maher
Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex. - Hunter S. Thompson
At every period of history, people have believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you risked ostracism or even violence by saying otherwise. If our own time were any different, that would be remarkable. As far as I can tell it isn't. - Paul Graham
You can judge me all you want, but it's just ridiculous coz we're both part of the same universe. Let's just ride the horses into the meadow and let them roll in the delightful grass. - Jay Woodman
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. - Vaclav Havel
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. - C.P. Snow
I meet many a man, working ridiculous house for a wage that merely adds to their happiness, and if man can be so pre-occupied in waking for another's dream; than my experience has taught me one thing, the magic of our world exists in those who create alchemy from the dirt they have been shoved upon. - Nikki Rowe
I despise common sense. I’ve seen the world from every possible angle. This cruel, ridiculous, beautiful world. - Lacie Baskerville Pandora Hearts
I respect you as a person too much to respect your ridiculous beliefs. - Johann Hari
It is kind of ridiculous that a poet is expected to live in the real world. - Sanober Khan
It’s ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They’re totalitarian institutions - you take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. There’s about as much freedom as under Stalinism. - Noam Chomsky
Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous. - Thornton Wilder
It was one of those ridiculous arrangements that couples make when they are separating, but before they are divorced - when they still imagine that children and property can be shared with more magnanimity than recrimination. - John Irving
The universe is big. It's vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes—very rarely—impossible things just happen and we call them miracles. - Steven Moffat
Look for the ridiculous in everything and you find it. - Jules Renard
More than ever, the creation of the ridiculous is almost impossible because of the competition it receives from reality.
My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was. - Rodney Dangerfield
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It often happens that we blurt out things that may in some kind of way be harmful to us, but we are silent about things that may make us look ridiculous; because in this case effect follows very quickly on cause. - Arthur Schopenhauer
[Religious belief is] outmoded and ridiculous. [Belief in gods was a] worn out but once useful crutch in mankind's journey towards truth. We consider the time has come for that crutch to be abandoned. - Peter Atkins
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. - George Burns
A creative thought at first sight seems ridiculous and unimportant, an increase in those who cherish it reassures that hiding your creativity hides you for the rest of your life. - Michael Bassey Johnson
At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.
We are like a bunch of dogs squirting on fire hydrants. We poison the groundwater with our toxic piss, marking everything MINE in a ridiculous attempt to survive our deaths.
She forces me to endure this ridiculous therapy, when the so-called counselors are little better than misguided do-gooders with degrees.-Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
Young love is so ridiculous, as is middle-aged and old love. And it’s also hilarious. When have you ever felt so vulnerable and wonderful and terrible at the same time? - Grace Helbig
Something can be very funny and then suddenly very terrifying-very exciting, and suddenly very ridiculous. I think that’s what life is like, that’s what interests me. - Joss Whedon
It does not much matter that an individual loses two or three hundred pounds in buying a bad picture, but it is to be regretted that a nation should lose two or three hundred thousand in raising a ridiculous building. - John Ruskin
The most ridiculous activity of human mind is questioning. Cognition of reality surpasses both question and answer, however ingenious. - Raheel Farooq
Almost all arguments for skepticism make reference to seemingly ridiculous possibilities—we are being deceived by an evil demon, life is just a dream, we are brains in vats. You might propose psychoanalysis, rather than philosophical reflection, for anyone who worries about these possibilities. - Richard Feldman
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. - Jim Bishop
There is this paradox in pride - it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
Of children as of procreation - the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable. - Evelyn Waugh
Unrequited love is a ridiculous state that makes you try to convince your heart of something your mind knows is a lie! - Alex Haditaghi
The fate of animals is of far greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous. - Émile Zola
everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death - Thomas Bernhard
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. - Jules Renard
Mrs. GreyI have received three compliments on my new haircut. Compliments from my staffare new. It must be the ridiculous smile I’m wearing whenever I think about last night. You are indeed a wonderful, talented, beautiful woman.And all mine. - E.L. James
Plimpton was a presence. He looked for ways in which he could make himself ridiculous. That made him a great storyteller. - Stefan Fatsis
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable. - Lord Chesterfield
People are ridiculous only when they try or seem to be that which what they are not.
What one generation finds ridiculous, the next accepts; and the third shudders when it looks back on what the first did. - Peter Singer
He left not knowing where he was going, he got there not knowing where he was, and he came back not knowing where he had been. But history books will point out Columbus as the person who made the Americas available for exploitation. I guess I can make the same kind of ridiculous claim. - Herschell Gordon Lewis
Don’t worry, I’m the business expert here, and when I make my first million, I’m going to sue those werewolves’ asses off, Priscilla said cheerfully. They’ll have no ass left. They’ll be ass-less. They’ll look ridiculous. - St. Clair, Georgette
At the risk of sounding ridiculous, a true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.
Unless you are willing to do the ridiculous, God will not do the miraculous. When you have God, you don’t have to know everything about it; you just do it. - Mother Angelica
When I wrote this song I felt pretty unoriginal because everybody writes love songs, and everybody feels like their love is the most important and when their love ends and they get their heart broken, that nobody understands. And…that’s ridiculous, but so am I. - Tegan Quin
To believe the ridiculous requires the strictest logic. - Marty Rubin
Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court. - William Shakespeare
The argument that making contraceptives available to young people would prevent teen pregnancies is ridiculous. That's like offering a cookbook as a cure to people who are trying to lose weight. - Jerry Falwell
Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it. - Jules Renard
It would be ridiculous to talk of male and female atmospheres, male and female springs or rains, male and female sunshine....How much more ridiculous is it in relation to mind, to soul, to thought, where there is as undeniably no such thing as sex... - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
When you realise you are just as ridiculous & just as #special as everyone else, you love them all. - Jay Woodman
I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet. - Rodney Dangerfield
Doing comedy for a living is, in a lot of ways, like a pony and a camel trying to escape from the zoo. It’s a ridiculous endeavor and has a low probability of success, but most importantly, it is way easier if you’re with a friend. - Amy Poehler
To spend one's life being angry, and in the process doing nothing to change it, is to me ridiculous. I could be mad all day long, but if I'm not doing a damn thing, what difference does it make? - Charles Fuller
Life gets so ridiculous, you just have to brush it off like sand and laugh. I think the laughter is good medicine for crap-itis. - Ace Antonio Hall
All letters of love are Ridiculous. They wouldn’t be love letters if they were not Ridiculous. - Fernando Pessoa
nobody tells us as little girls that we may fall in love and have moments of hating our beloved, or have ridiculous arguments at 2 AM over something that neither person understands. - S.A.R.K.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767) - Voltaire
I do not have a home.I swing on a continuum between ridiculous and sublime. - Amit K Ghosh
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. - Albert Camus
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily... is wasteful and ridiculous excess - William Shakespeare
These are the attributes of Bullshit people; they will...blur your imagination, take your endowments for a piece of debris, make you ridiculous, and most importantly, you got to send them to the recycle bin. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Surrender to the ridiculous - Killian B. Brewer
I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous. Mourning something that never was my dashed hopes, dashed dreams, and my soured expectations. - E.L. James
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love. - Oscar Wilde
The universe is big, its vast and complicated, and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles. And that's the theory. Nine hundred years, never seen one yet, but this would do me. - Steven Moffat
Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man wants to make a million dollars, the the best way would be to start his own religion. - L. Ron Hubbard
I'd rather look ridiculous when everybody else does than plain and sensible all by myself. - L. M. Montgomery
Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they're not absurd. - China Miéville
The philosopher often appears ridiculous in the practical affairs of life, because he or she has stepped out of the rush of time. - Theaetetus
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. - Marilyn Monroe
From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.
Unless you are prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it. - Orison Swett Marden
ELYSIUM, n. An imaginary delightful country which the ancients foolishly believed to be inhabited by the spirits of the good. This ridiculous and mischievous fable was swept off the face of the earth by the early Christians -- may their souls be happy in Heaven! - Ambrose Bierce
Behind many acts that are thought ridiculous there lie wise and weighty motives. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
He (Mario Vargas Llosa) looks grave, transported. And there, I think, is the personality that wrote the books: one in which a subversive comic sense and appetite for the ridiculous jostle with an intense, statesmanlike seriousness about the business of being alive. - Tim Martin
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