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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“We shall enjoy it

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

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

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

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

“Never overlook and opportunity to act silly and have fun.”
Marty Rubin

“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

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

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

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

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

“Philosophy: doesn't it seem silly to go on asking questions you know have no answer?”
Marty Rubin

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

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

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

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

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