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Extreme heroism springs from something that no scientific theory can fully explain; it's an illogical impulse that flies in the face of biology, psychology, actuarial statistics, and basic common sense.
Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H. L. Mencken
One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap.
One never wants to do anything that's going to break that 'sculpture of the character' that's been done so far, or make anything that's been done so far become illogical in any way, so you always want to try to connect when you're doing a series of films that has a continuous character.
Although many of us fear death, I think there is something illogical about it.
Evolution has long been the target of illogical arguments that use presumption.
Marilyn vos Savant
Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices.
I get so disenfranchised reading the news, because global borders and lines we've created are completely unnecessary. That's just another person on the other side, and it's his bad luck that he was born there and it's my good fortune that I was born here. It's all kind of illogical.
Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?
I think fiction, for me, is a way of trying to understand why people do the things they do - and trying to explain what is, at heart, illogical.
Ultraconservatism is, to me, so illogical. Everywhere you go, conservatives want to cut, cut, cut, cut - cut money for powerless people. So, that's the biggest problem I have with them.
Logic plus logic equals the illogical. Do you know what I mean?
Anyone with sincere religious beliefs cannot say that all religions are true. That is so illogical it is pathetic. All religion cannot be true because some of them are so diametrically opposed to each other.
In the battle between the sexes, men and women will go practically to the end of the earth in illogical, irrational ways to give each other pain.
Our musical alphabet is poor and illogical.
Certainly, the Bush Administration will rely in the first instance on its friends, since it would be both illogical and counterproductive to reward its adversaries.
Richard V. Allen
Their coverage on the Fox News Channel has been atrocious. The stuff that comes out of Sean Hannity's mouth has been infuriating. The stuff that Bill O'Reilly says has been illogical. You go up and down the schedule and it's insanity over there. The number of lies, perpetuated, promoted by Fox News is just shameful and it hurts everybody.
Nothing is more depressing and more illogical than aggressive Christianity.
Our enormous surplus revenues are illogical and oppressive.
John Griffin Carlisle
But my problem with fantasy, and horror, and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical.
Illogical thinkers throw names and slurs around because they have no arguments with which to rebut their opponents. Rational people have to keep hammering their points home.
American advertisers rely on 'essentially illogical' approaches to determine their advertising budgets.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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