Quotes About Absurd

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Albert Camus
“What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Kurt Vonnegut
“The bounties of space, of infinite outwardness, were three: empty heroics, low comedy, and pointless death.”
Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

T.H. White
“EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY”
T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Woody Allen
“You rely too much on brain. The brain is the most overrated organ.”
Woody Allen

Albert Camus
“A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Woody Allen
“A deranged person is supposed to have the strength of ten men.
I have the strength of one small boy... with polio.”
Woody Allen

George Carlin
“I am a personal optimist but a skeptic about all else. What may sound to some like anger is really nothing more than sympathetic contempt. I view my species with a combination of wonder and pity, and I root for its destruction. And please don't confuse my point of view with cynicism; the real cynics are the ones who tell you everything's gonna be all right.”
George Carlin

Philip K. Dick
“A man is an angel that has gone deranged.”
Philip K. Dick

Bill Watterson
“HOBBES:
All this modern technology just makes people try to do everything at once.”
Bill Watterson

Yogi Berra
“Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.”
Yogi Berra

Steven Wright
“Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.”
Steven Wright

Steven Wright
“If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?”
Steven Wright

Woody Allen
“Your self esteem is like a notch below Kafka's.”
Woody Allen, Manhattan

Eddie Izzard
“What have you been reading, The Gospel according to St. Bastard?!”
Eddie Izzard

Spike Milligan
“Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.”
Spike Milligan

Steven Wright
“If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.”
Steven Wright

Tim Burton
“They took a baseball bat
and whacked open his head.
Mummy Boy fell to the ground;
he finally was dead.
Inside of his head
were no candy or prizes,
just a few stray beetles
of various sizes.”
Tim Burton, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

Karl Lagerfeld
“Absurdity and anti—absurdity are the two poles of creative energy.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Alan Moore
“That pompous phrase (graphic novel) was thought up by some idiot in the marketing department of DC. I prefer to call them Big Expensive Comics.”
Alan Moore

John Cleese
“The one thing I remember about Christmas was that my father used to take me out in a boat about ten miles offshore on Christmas Day, and I used to have to swim back. Extraordinary. It was a ritual.
Mind you, that wasn't the hard part. The difficult bit was getting out of the sack.”
John Cleese

Woody Allen
“I should go to Paris and jump off of the Eiffel Tower. If I took the Concorde, I could be dead three hours earlier.”
Woody Allen

Steven Wright
“When I was a kid we had a sandbox. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child...eventually.”
Steven Wright

Werner Heisenberg
“I remember discussions with Bohr which went through many hours till very late at night and ended almost in despair; and when at the end of the discussion I went alone for a walk in the neighbouring park I repeated to myself again and again the question: Can nature possibly be so absurd as it seemed to us in these atomic experiments?”
Werner Heisenberg

“God is the supreme uncreated light of which Wisdom is born, but there was never a time when God's Wisdom did not exist.”
Merritt Y. Hughes, Ten Perspectives on Milton

Steven Wright
“If warm air rises, Heaven could be hotter than Hell.”
Steven Wright

Ginnetta Correli
“Children and dogs are the messengers of God some of us do not deserve them”
Ginnetta Correli

Woody Allen
“I can't fight.
I was once run over by a car with a flat tire, being pushed by two guys.”
Woody Allen

Woody Allen
“Honey, you're the one who stopped sleeping with me, OK?
It'll be a year come April 20th.
I remember the date exactly, because it was Hitler's birthday”
Woody Allen

Conan O'Brien
“Applaud my idiocy.”
Conan O'Brien

Steven Wright
“Why don't they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff?”
Steven Wright

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