Quotation Explorer - 'Silly'

The pain of problems is a call to find solutions rather than a reason for unhappiness and inaction, so it's silly, pointless, and harmful to be upset at the problems and choices that come at you (though it’s understandable). - Ray Dalio
No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately. - Michel de Montaigne
If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. - Zsa Zsa Gabor
She had wanted more than she could have.She had wanted him, and more... she had wanted him to want her.In the name of something bigger than tradition, bolder than reputation, more important than a silly title. - Sarah MacLean
Fitzgerald has charm. It's a silly word, but it's an exact word for me. I like 'The Great Gatsby' and it's sad, gay nostalgia. - Truman Capote
Jewish vampires: Garlic? As a weapon? No its a spice silly human - Tasha Turner
It's silly to go on pretending that under the skin we are all brothers. The truth is more likely that under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins, traitors, liars, hypocrites, poltroons. - Henry Miller
They say women have no conscience about laws, don't they?" Mrs MacAvelly suggested. "Why should we?" answered her friend. "We don't make 'em– nor God– nor nature. Why on earth should we respect a set of silly rules made by some men one day and changed by some more the next? - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
If anybody tells says you have to follow his or her #religion or you're going to hell, tell that silly ass to go to hell. Be well. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence. - Democritus
...most people are almost blind and they don’t see most things and there is lots of spare capacity in their heads and it is filled with things which aren’t connected and are silly, like, I’m worried that I might have left the gas cooker on. - Mark Haddon
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, everyday, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity. - Christopher Morley
Any silly ism or stupid book that considers men above women, must be shunned like a lowlife demon. For, all's one, barring none. - Fakeer Ishavardas
How silly then to imagine that the human mind, which is formed of the same elements as divine beings, objects to movement and change of abode, while the divine nature finds delight and even self-preservation in continual and very rapid change. - Seneca
When pain brings you down, don't be silly, don't close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine. - Alanis Morissette
What a lonely and silly thing it is to be an Armenian writer in America. - William Saroyan
Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again. - Mike Myers
It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal. - Oscar Wilde
People worried on silly things, worrying nothing but a wastage of timewhen your target is to win 500mtrs raceyou must know how to win 1000mtrs race.And must remember that 'Bigger the barrier, Greater the opportunity'.. - rahul kushwaha
I write almost always in the third person, and I don't think the narrator is male or female anyway. They're both, and young and old, and wise and silly, and sceptical and credulous, and innocent and experienced, all at once. Narrators are not even human - they're sprites. - Philip Pullman
Most people are too silly to be truly interested in any thing. They herd together like cattle, and do not know what is good for them. - Frank R. Stockton
Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet. - Julia Child
That's the funny thing about havin' a kid. They come with their own set of problems; make everything else you were worried about seem kinda silly. - Greg Garcia
Like a kite, carried by the wind, he followed her into the fluffy white clouds of her imagination. He didn't think her silly for living in the sky, but rather, he marveled at the wondrous life she had created on the outskirts of reality. He knew her love would elevate him to new emotional heights. - Jaeda DeWalt
Most of us don't need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with. - Robert Brault
I have been the patient one. I have waited for the world to stop being silly. I have waited for it to stop wars. I have waited for politicians to be honest. I have waited for real estate men to be good citizens. But while I wait, I dance! - Ray Bradbury
No tricks, Syn, Ryder growled from where he stood a few feet away.Tricks are for kids, silly rabbit, I said - Amelia Hutchins
It’s those silly dreams that keep us alive. - Lisa Shambrook
Let us be loving, be kind, be simple, be silly, be happy. - Debasish Mridha
Ani saw herself clearly in that moment, as a face in darkness gains sudden dimensions in a flash of lightning - a young girl, a silly thing, a lapdog, a broken mare. - Shannon Hale
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely. - Pam Brown
I love you silly 'holy' book. Here's hoping everybody un-reads it. - Fakeer Ishavardas
The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor. - William Feather
Darling, don't be silly, your whole future is ahead of you. All you have to do is go out there and ask for a part- something small and reasonable just to start with. From there, no one can stop you. Don't feel bad about anything you've done, and for God's sake, have fun. - Anna Godbersen
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
For young adults,the growth from silly to serious can be very fast, indeed. - Dean Cumings
Nothing inspires me greater than the silly behaviour and crazy ideas of my best friends... - Mykyta Isagulov
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. - Jane Austen
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity. - Christopher Morley
People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought unjust. - E. B. White
Robot. Is. Sad. Because silly bitch. Will. Not. Dance. - Libba Bray
Until you get it that in reality you, and the enemy you hate, are identically and inseparably 'One', of a single make, you're one big silly mistake. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Foolish wise folk sneer at you; foolish wise folk would pull up the useless lilies, the needless roses, from the garden, would plant in their places only serviceable wholesome cabbage. But the Gardener knowing better, plants the silly short-lived flowers; foolish wise folk, asking for what purpose. - Jerome K. Jerome
I wish I loved the Human Race;I wish I loved its silly face;I wish I liked the way it walks;I wish I liked the way it talks;And when I’m introduced to one,I wish I thought What Jolly Fun! - Walter Alexander Raleigh
Do you ever make silly mistakes? It is one of my very few creative activities. - Len Deighton
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual -- when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
If you jot down every silly thought that pops into your mind, you will soon find out everything you most seriously believe. - Mignon McLaughlin
If you're making a conscious effort…someone should be meeting you on the same page. Don't be silly be smart. - Turcois Ominek
If librarianship is the connecting of people to ideas and I believe that is the truest definition of what we do it is crucial to remember that we must keep and make available, not just good ideas and noble ideas, but bad ideas, silly ideas, and yes, even dangerous or wicked ideas. - Graceanne A. Decandido
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected. - John Locke
I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tunafish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
In so far as virus-makers have any discernible motive, they presumably feel vaguely anarchistic. I appeal to them: do you really want to pave the way for a new fat-cat profession ['software-doctors']? If not, stop playing at silly memes, and put your modest programming talents to better use.
Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.
If a friend starts behaving silly because you bother him so much, don't worry, you're not the first person, he has got a sting in his stomach, an hunger that causes an epidemic hatred. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. - Kurt Vonnegut
If you're looking to get silly, you better go back to from where you came. because the cops don't need you and man they expect the same. - Bob Dylan
Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment. - Horace
Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. 'Immortality' may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean. - G. H. Hardy
I don't believe fine young ladies enjoy themselves a bit more than we do, in spite of our burned hair, old gowns, one glove apiece, and tight slippers that sprain our ankles when we are silly enough to wear them. - Louisa May Alcott
I wish I loved the human Race, I wish I loved its silly face, and when I'm introduced to one, I wish I thought "what jolly fun"! - Walter Alexander Raleigh
If God had wanted us to judge other people, we'd all have been born with silly wigs. - Adriano Bulla
Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth. - Paula Danziger
Yet the ivory gods, And the ebony gods, And the gods of diamond-jade, Are only silly puppet gods That people themselves Have made.- - Langston Hughes
I believe happiness is a chemical imbalance––it's a silly thing to strive for. But, satisfaction––if you seek satisfaction you can succeed. - Lydia Lunch
Silly girl, it's not what the universe gives us that matters. It's what we give the universe. - Lauren Myracle (Let It Snow)
It is well known how the monks wrote silly lives of Catholic Saints over the manuscripts on which the classical works of ancient heathendom had been written. - Karl Marx
It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.
One does silly things when one is twelve. - Cassandra Clare
We labor under the great delusion that we are in control. Silly humans. - Toni Sorenson
I know it's crazy to believe in silly things, but it's not that easy - kodaline
Fools follow foolishly their imaginary lookalikes as god. Such silly follies exist not. Seek 'What Is'. And is not. - Fakeer Ishavardas
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