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  • Günther Grass
    Günther Grass
    German writer 1927-2015
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    Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
  • Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Thai King 1927-2016
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    Asking for a royally appointed prime minister is undemocratic. It is, pardon me, a mess. It is irrational.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.
  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
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    Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    I don't care how paranoid and irrational this makes me sound, but I know for a fact that the people of Paris want me dead.
    Source: Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
  • Abraham Pais
    Abraham Pais
    Dutch-American physicist 1918-2000
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    I knew all the time I was going to get through the war. It was completely irrational, a silly idea, but I was not going to lie down and get myself killed. I was going to get out of it.
    Source: To Save A Life : Stories of Holocaust Rescue (2000)
  • Albert Ellis
    Albert Ellis
    American psychologist 1913-2007
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    If something is irrational, that means it won't work. It's usually unrealistic.
  • Arthur Eddington
    Arthur Eddington
    English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician 1882-1944
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    It is even possible that laws which have not their origin in the mind may be irrational, and we can never succeed in formulating them.
  • John Maynard Keynes
    John Maynard Keynes
    British economist 1883-1946
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    Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.
    Source: Forbes (1993) v. 151, iss. 4, (p. 236)
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
    British-born American economist, professor and investor 1894-1976
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    Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed.
  • May Sarton
    May Sarton
    American poet, novelist, pen name of Eleanore Marie Sarton 1912-1995
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    The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the ''creative'' is the desire to kill. It is the old war between the mystic and the nonmystic, a war to the death.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
    English writer and columnist 1950-
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    The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
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    The great decisions of human life usually have far more to do with the instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will and well-meaning reasonableness. The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no universal recipe for living. Each of us carries his own life-form within him-an irrational form which no other can outbid.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.
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