Quotes About Illogical

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Dark Jar Tin Zoo
“To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

H.L. Mencken
“Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.”
H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: Third Series

A.G. Howard
“You understand the logic behind the illogical, Alyssa. It's in your nature to find tranquility amid the madness. And that's what we're doing here. We are giving our food a fighting chance.”
A.G. Howard, Splintered

Kasie West
“Not the “be yourself” line. I loathe that line. As if Myself and Tic have met before and gotten along, so all I have to do is make sure Myself is there this time. So illogical.”
Kasie West, The Distance Between Us

Criss Jami
“The logic behind patriotism is a mystery. At least a man who believes that his own family or clan is superior to all others is familiar with more than 0.000003% of the people involved.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Hal Herzog
“The inconsistencies that haunt our relationships with animals also result from the quirks of human cognition. We like to think of ourselves as the rational species. But research in cognitive psychology and behavioral economics shows that our thinking and behavior are often completely illogical. In one study, for example, groups of people were independently asked how much they would give to prevent waterfowl from being killed in polluted oil ponds. On average, the subjects said they would pay $80 to save 2,000 birds, $78 to save 20,000 birds, and $88 to save 200,000 birds. Sometimes animals act more logically than people do; a recent study found that when picking a new home, the decisions of ant colonies were more rational than those of human house-hunters.
What is it about human psychology that makes it so difficult for us to think consistently about animals? The paradoxes that plague our interactions with other species are due to the fact that much of our thinking is a mire of instinct, learning, language, culture, intuition, and our reliance on mental shortcuts.”
Hal Herzog, Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals

T.H. White
“There is a thing called knowledge of the world, which people do not have until they are middle-aged. It is something which cannot be taught to younger people, because it is not logical and does not obey laws that are constant. It has no rules.”
T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Nicholas A. McGirr
“We are raised in a society where we are taught to believe a more logical reason for an illogical happening rather than the illogical reason for something which may be of the unknown, hence, why the logical answer is illogical to the logical person.”
Nicholas A. McGirr, The Growing Dim Project

Nick Jonas
“Yo, thats illogical I cant have it!”
Nick Jonas

John McWhorter
“[I] would argue that native-born blacks are so vastly less "African" than actual Africans that calling ourselves 'African American' is not only illogical but almost disrespectful to African immigrants. Here are people who were born in Africa, speak African languages, eat African food, dance in African ways, remember African stories, and will spiritually always be a part of Africa -and we stand up and insist that we, too, are 'African' because Jesse Jackson said so?”
John McWhorter

Brian Spellman
“I can't prove it yet know it when I seem it.”
Brian Spellman, Cartoonist's Book Camp

“No evidence is powerful enough to force acceptance of a conclusion that is emotionally distasteful.”
Theodosius Dobzhansky

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Maybe we don’t ever feel that sweetly untainted and wholly majestic kind of love that takes every longing captive because we are hopelessly entangled in the illogical fear that despite all of love’s grand goodness, it might not be good enough to keep us safe.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Criss Jami
“The consequence model, the logical one, the amoral one, the one which refuses any divine intervention, is a problem really for just the (hypothetical) logician. You see, towards God I would rather be grateful for Heaven (which I do not deserve) than angry about Hell (which I do deserve). By this the logician within must choose either atheism or theism, but he cannot possibly through good reason choose anti-theism. For his friend in this case is not at all mathematical law: the law in that 'this equation, this path will consequently direct me to a specific point'; over the alternative and the one he denies, 'God will send me wherever and do it strictly for his own sovereign amusement.' The consequence model, the former, seeks the absence of God, which orders he cannot save one from one's inevitable consequences; hence the angry anti-theist within, 'the logical one', the one who wants to be master of his own fate, can only contradict himself - I do not think it wise to be angry at math.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Haroutioun Bochnakian
“If pharaoh’s gods exist, then the one God is indeed the winner, but monotheism evaporates.

If Pharaoh’s gods do not exist, then monotheism is the winner, but the one God with His supposed inconceivable power faces inconceivable ridicule by knowingly choosing to challenge and fight a few priests by proxy (I spare you His cunning battle plan…),

And evaporates…”
Haroutioun Bochnakian, The Human Consensus and The Ultimate Project Of Humanity

Criss Jami
“The hardest chore to do, and to do right, is to think. Why do you think the common man would choose labor, partially, as a distraction from his own thoughts? It is because that level of stress, he most absolutely abhors.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Brian Spellman
“Nostalgia was never what it used to be.”
Brian Spellman

Lionel Suggs
“Feminists amuse me more than illusionists. They are the only type of people that can make an illogical argument seem even more illogical with paintings of delusions.”
Lionel Suggs

John Irving
“...the single ingredient in American literature that distinguishes it from other literatures of the world is a kind of giddy, illogical hopefulness. It is quite technically sophisticated while remaining ideologically naïve.”
John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire

Lorraine Heath
“They fell into con­tem­pla­tive si­lence until Jack asked, “Do you think un­mar­ried women fan­ta­size?”

Luke looked up. “About what?”

“About bed­ding.”

“No. They wouldn’t know where to begin.”


“Why what?”

“Why wouldn’t they know where to begin?”

“Be­cause they don’t know the first thing about what goes on be­tween a man and a woman.”

“Once they’ve learned they could fan­ta­size.”


“So Lady Cather­ine isn’t a vir­gin.”
Lorraine Heath

Brian Spellman
“Allow me to contradict my clarifications and in no time we'll get to the bottom of nothing.”
Brian Spellman

Joe Abercrombie
“Cleverness is no guarantee of sensible behavior.”
Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings

Brian Spellman
“They're good but not all as good as each other.”
Brian Spellman, If the mind fits, shrink it

Haroutioun Bochnakian
“The core issue in monotheism is righteousness/wickedness.
Righteous/wicked qualifies a person acting or being Good/bad.
In an environment of scarcity, man’s vital strategy for collective survival hinges on being good to his clan and bad to rival clans to acquire or defend resources.
So the creation/elaboration/nurture of both good and bad can only be the consequence of a primary cause: scarcity.
Monotheism “Revealing” such a mental disadvantage in a Creator as to confuse consequences for causes is … revelatory.”
Haroutioun Bochnakian

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If we are merely a chance product of ‘random happenstance’ and nothing more, doesn’t it strike you as a bit odd that we have the ability to contemplate the question of ‘random happenstance’ with such methodical complexity?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“With a strange logic, [Rod Liddle] asserts that because ME patients deny that they have a psychiatric disorder, this proves they have a psychiatric disorder.

Meanwhile, people are quietly dying of ME. ME sufferer Emily Collingridge died, aged 30; Victoria Webster died at just 18. People don’t die from ‘exercise phobia’. ME is not ‘lethargy’ and ‘aches and pains’, as Liddle claims. Severe ME is lying in a darkened room, alone, in agonising pain, tube-fed, catheterised, too weak to move or speak.”
Tanya Marlow

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When I find that stubbornness continually overrides common sense regardless of the logic of my argument, it seems that the only effective solution is to tell them to go ahead and stick their finger in the socket. And what I find is that what my argument failed to solve, electricity does quite nicely.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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