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Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
C. S. Lewis
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
George Bernard Shaw
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
I don't try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That's nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that.
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?
I don't think feminism, as I understand the definition, implies the rejection of maternal values, nurturing children, caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me.
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
Nonsense and beauty have close connections.
E. M. Forster
Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people.
George Jean Nathan
Buddhas don't practice nonsense.
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?
Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.
A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.
The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping.
I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.
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