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Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
I think the War on Terror is really absurd, especially coming from a country that is founded on terrorism.
It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
Honore de Balzac
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
Willem de Kooning
Witchcraft is one of the most baseless, absurd, disgusting and silly of all the humbugs.
P. T. Barnum
Sometimes I say to myself, what are you doing in this absurd job? Why don't you go to Africa and help people? But I cannot help people, because I am a hypochondriac.
I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion.
The absurd depends as much on man as on the world. For the moment, it is all that links them together.
There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
What makes me laugh is, of course, the absurd, the horror - anything that upsets me.
It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
When things get so absurd and so stupid and so ridiculous that you just can't bear it, you cannot help but turn everything into a joke.
It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers.
Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss.
Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
Humor is very interesting to me. My films are not comedies, but there's comedy in them from time to time, absurdities, just like in real life.
My dear wife has, I would say, probably never opened a religious book, and seems to be one of those people to whom the whole idea is utterly remote and absurd.
It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
John Henry Newman
Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.
I've turned arrogance into an artform, where it's so absurd that it becomes comedy. But I've never done anything to hurt anybody or steal from anyone.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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