Quotes About Absurd

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Woody Allen
“I'm not a drinker, my body won't tolerate...eh...spirits, really. I had two martinis New Years Eve and I tried to hi-jack an elevator and fly it to Cuba.”
Woody Allen

Woody Allen
“More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”
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

T.H. White
“Everything not forbidden is compulsory”
T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Steven Wright
“Everyone has a photographic Memory, some just don't have film.”
Steven Wright

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

John Kennedy Toole
“Is my paranoia getting completely out of hand, or are you mongoloids really talking about me?”
John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“... the more I learned, the more conscious did I become of the fact that I was ridiculous. So that for me my years of hard work at the university seem in the end to have existed for the sole purpose of demonstrating and proving to me, the more deeply engrossed I became in my studies, that I was an utterly absurd person.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

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