Silliness Quotes

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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 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

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

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

“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

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

Brandon Sanderson
“Most of you Mistborn are probably too proud to crawl. I'm surprised you were willing to do so yourself."
"Too proud to crawl?" Kelsier said. "Nosense! Why, I'd say that we Mistborn are too proud not to be humble enough to go crawling about--in a dignified manner, of course."
Dockson frowned, approaching the desk. "Kell, that didn't make any sense."
"We Mistborn need not make sense.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“We shall enjoy it

As for him who finds
fault, may silliness
and sorrow take him!”
Sappho, Sappho

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

Ottessa Moshfegh
“I wondered if I might be dead, and I felt no sorrow, only worry over the afterlife, if it was going to be just like this, just as boring. If I'm dead, I thought, let this be the end. The silliness.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

“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

“If we remember that the German word for holy (selig) is the root of our word silly, we may be forced to make some pertinent connections.”
Mary Rose O'Reilley, Radical Presence: Teaching as Contemplative Practice

Donald Firesmith
“We spent a few hours struggling to come up with better explanations, but each suggestion was shot down almost as soon as it was made. The suggestions became wilder, eventually to the point of silliness.”
Donald G. Firesmith, What Lurks Below

D.L. Hess
“Holy mama llama. That’s Nathanial Stone. Nathanial Stone is sitting in my booth. Nathanial Stone is in the Finewhile Diner sitting in my booth. I’m supposed to wait on Nathanial Stone. I’m going to make a fool out of myself. I just know it. I can feel it coming. Crap.”
D.L. Hess, Sir

Rhys Bowen
“Hanni, I’m going to have to watch you carefully. You may break a lot of hearts in London.”
“What am I to break?” she asked with that lovely innocent smile.
“Hearts. Lots of Englishmen will fall in love with you.”
“I hope so,” she said. “I’m gonna be hot sexy dame. You can give me tips.”
Rhys Bowen, A Royal Pain

“I don't know if God exists or not, but if so, I'd like to lodge one complaint:

Isn't this a bit much?”
okina baba, So I'm a Spider, So What?, Vol. 2

Serena Silverlake
“You want my blood?” the man growled, cracking his knuckles and staring pointedly at her sword. “How do you propose to get that? I prefer most of my bodily fluids to remain inside my body.” He paused. “Well, with a few notable exceptions.”
Serena Silverlake, Filthy Fetch Quest

Mukta Singh-Zocchi
“My friend, meaning to respond to her questions, I raved some words at someone and gaped at another and all the while the lady stood elsewhere. This morning, in reality your friend stood there overcome with silliness. So I told myself, “It’s time you take your leave, My Dear!” And when I turned around and tottered my way outwards, at her door, I fell down like a crumbling wall.”
Mukta Singh-Zocchi, The Thugs & a Courtesan

Ehsan Sehgal
“Any person's meanness of character and silliness of mind can be ugly and seen, every activity and performance of that person, who suffers from a moral illness regardless of well-educated or not.”
Ehsan Sehgal

R.A. Salvatore
“I will kill you all!" Cried the unseen wizard.
The next sound from within the tower was a low panther's growl, and then the wizard's voice rang out again,
"I could be wrong!”
R.A. Salvatore, Exile

“Oh, Mr Pillbug, I think I'll probably never forget you, maybe.
I eat him, of course. As usual, it's repulsive.”
Okina Baba, So I'm a Spider, So What?, Vol. 1

Serena Silverlake
“The male student flung up his hands in exasperation. “For the last time, Marie-Delphine, I never said women didn’t like all porn,” obviously attempting to clarify some earlier statement he’d made. “I’m saying that they don’t like this kind of stuff. It’s so... degrading and demeaning. I can’t believe that someone who fights so hard for equal representation in the wizarding world isn’t able to see that.”
“I see it,” the dark-skinned woman shot back, “and I happen to think it's goddess-damned hot. Just because a woman likes a little of the rough shit in the bedroom doesn’t preclude her from being able to harness the primordial forces of creation.”
Serena Silverlake, Filthy Fetch Quest

Jen Turano
“There's no need to apologize, Harriet. It could have happened to anyone."

"That's what everyone keeps trying to tell me, but I know perfectly well that ladies of society rarely set the table linens to flames, nor do they make outlandish comments about turtle dishes that cause everyone to lose their appetite for it.”
Jen Turano, After a Fashion

Chuck Tingle
“We need to find you an outlet that’s going to be healthy and sustainable.” ​I consider these words for a moment. “Like what?” I finally ask, coming up with nothing. ​“Well, you could write,” the bigfoot therapist suggests. “Something creative is a great way to let that illogical side of you come out and play.” ​“Knowing my hyperfocus I’d probably just end up writing hundreds of books expressing every corner of my personality in a deeply intricate catalog of feelings,” I offer with a scoff. ​My therapist doesn’t seem phased.”
Chuck Tingle, Not Pounded By The Physical Manifestation Of Someone Else's Doubt In My Place On The Autism Spectrum Because Denying Someone's Personal Journey And Identity Like That Is Incredibly Rude So No Thanks

James Elkins
“I am going to be careful not to make too much sense”
James Elkins, Pictures & Tears: A History of People Who Have Cried in Front of Paintings

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