Quotes by absurdity

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  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
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    The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Every absurdity has a champion to defend it; for error is always talkative.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    I admit it: above all things, I fear absurdity.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
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    It is an absurdity to believe that the Deity has human passions, and one of the lowest of human passions, a restless appetite for applause.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    Laughing at someone else is an excellent way of learning how to laugh at oneself; and questioning what seem to be the absurd beliefs of another group is a good way of recognizing the potential absurdity of many of one's own cherished beliefs.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
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    Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.
  • Bernard Levin
    Bernard Levin
    English journalist, author and broadcaster 1928-2004
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    No amount of manifest absurdity... could deter those who wanted to believe from believing.
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
    Claude Lévi-Strauss
    French antropologist 1908-2009
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    Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
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