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Silliness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "silliness" (showing 1-30 of 32)
“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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