Quotes About Silliness

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“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

Graham Chapman
“Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?”
Graham Chapman, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Book): Mønti Pythøn Ik Den Hølie Gräilen

C.S. Lewis
“Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.”
C.S. Lewis

Alan W. Watts
“People become concerned with being more humble than other people.”
Alan W. Watts, Still the Mind: An Introduction to Meditation

Len Deighton
“Do you ever make silly mistakes? It is one of my very few creative activities.”
Len Deighton

Natalie Goldberg
“I remember a friend many years ago who had taped a sign to his refrigerator: There's a dream dreaming us. If you try to think about what that means it makes your mind silly, but that silliness is good.”
Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life

Paul Arden
“Don't be afraid of silly ideas.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be

“None of us like to think we are silly. But all must acknowledge that they are capable of silliness, from time to time”
Jude Morgan, Indiscretion

Richelle E. Goodrich
“It's okay to be absurd, ridiculous, and downright irrational at times; silliness is sweet syrup that helps us swallow the bitter pills of life.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Polly Shulman
“What are you doing?"
"I'm darning a sock," he said, holding it up to show me.
"What's that lump inside?"
"A sock egg."
"A sock egg? I didn't know socks hatched from eggs."
"Only the best ones do. I can't wear the cheap kind, the ones that grow on trees. They give me blisters.”
Polly Shulman, The Grimm Legacy

V.C. Andrews
“You were right the first time, Cathy. It was a stupid, silly story.
Ridiculous! Only insane people would die for the sake of love. I'll
bet you a hundred to one a woman wrote that junky romantic trash!"
Just a minute ago I'd despised that author for bringing about such a
miserable ending, then there I went, rushing to the defense. "T. M.
Ellis could very well have been a man! Though I doubt any woman writer
in the nineteenth century had much chance of being published, unless
she used her initials, or a man's name. And why is it all men think
everything a woman writes is trivial or trashy-or just plain silly
drivel? Don't men have romantic notions? Don't men dream of finding
the perfect love? And it seems to me, that Raymond was far more
mushy-minded than Lily!”
V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

Henry James
“She had always observed that she got on better with clever women than silly ones like herself; the silly ones could never understand her wisdom; whereas the clever ones - the really clever ones - always understood her silliness.”
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Debora Geary
“Roses are red, violets are blue,
This room's a psycho shopping zoo.
The fashion's a disaster, the mirrors are large,
And somebody left a crazy lady with needles in charge.”
Debora Geary, Witches Under Way

Frank McCourt
“There's nothing sillier in the world than a teacher telling you don't do it after you already did it.”
Frank McCourt, Teacher Man

Will Schwalbe
“And if the book is too silly, I find that it's often because the writer doesn't really have anything to say - or there are no values. Or because the whole book is just a lead-up to a trick at the end. If you read the end first, you may have much less patience for wasting time with that kind of book. Even a well-written book can be silly and a waste of time.”
Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

“We shall enjoy it

As for him who finds
fault, may silliness
and sorrow take him!”
Sappho, Sappho: A New Translation

Nenia Campbell
“Hello, Mrs. Tran...I have David's homework. And if you ever want to see it again, you'll pay me the two million dollars I asked for.”
Nenia Campbell, Touched with Sight

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“I don't like zombie movies, they're just plain silly.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Richelle E. Goodrich
Contemplating Crazy Things

I contemplate a lot of things,
Like why the sky's a shade of green,
And how it is that lions fly
While birds with wings refuse to try.

It's strange how snowmen never melt,
And sweaty feet are sweetly smelt,
And how so commonly we see
Young hippos nesting in a tree.

I wonder how they get up there,
And why the world is mostly square,
And how huge every nose would be
If we had only one, not three.

I cannot guess why hills are flat,
Nor can I say why twigs are fat.
I do not know how mud keeps clean,
Or why small kittens act so mean.

And while I'm thinking all this stuff,
Consider black marshmallow fluff,
And how the rainbows twist and coil
Around the clouds down to the soil

Imagine if our teeth were white
I'd want to keep them out of site!
It's crazy stuff I see in dreams,
To contemplate so many things.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

“Acting silly is one of the primal pleasures.”
Marty Rubin

John Barnes
“Where did you find construction guys swapping dirty jokes in proto-Númenorean?” Aura asked.

“On construction sites. Is that coffee ready?”
John Barnes, Raise the Gipper!

Robert Walser
“I know this perfectly well, but it was precisely this that I liked - her thinking me silly. Such a peculiar vice: to be secretly pleased to be allowed to observe that one is being slightly robbed.”
Robert Walser, Jakob von Gunten

Debora Geary
“Vero collapsed in a chair, overtaken with delicious giggles. The child had bought underwear to match a plastic frog. An act of perfect silliness.”
Debora Geary, Witches Under Way

Dick Francis
“Silly,' he said with mock serenity, 'isn't a word you should ever apply to people. They may be totally stupid, in fact, but if you call them silly you've lost their vote.”
Dick Francis, 10 lb Penalty

Steve Maraboli
“Never underestimate the healing power of silliness and absurdity.”
Steve Maraboli

“I understand your problem. I'd like to help you out; which way did you come in?”
Arlene Betters

B.J. Novak
“He started writing poetry again, but it didn't come as easily. It was hard now to get past the self-consciousness - the silliness, really - of being such a well-established adult applying himself, seriously, to such a youthful joy.”
B.J. Novak, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

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