Quotes: ridiculous

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  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
  • Bono
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    All That You Can't Leave Behind and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb are both really mad long titles. As I've just said them, I've just realised how ridiculous the titles are.
    Source: CNN Interview, after the 2006 Grammys (9 February 2006)
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
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    Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
  • Bo Burnham
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    At the time of 'Words, Words, Words,' I'm a 19-year-old getting up feeling like he's entitled to do comedy and tell you what he thinks of the world, so that's inherently a little bit ridiculous.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act.
  • Every man whom chance alone has, by some accident, made a public character, hardly ever fails of becoming, in a short time, a ridiculous private one.
  • Olive Schreiner
    Olive Schreiner
    South African author and anti-war campaigner 1855-1920
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    Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
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    Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
    Source: A Treatise of Human Nature
  • Caroline Rhea
    Caroline Rhea
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    Hello? Three words: Benicio Del Toro, which, incidentally, is Spanish for 'he wants me.' It is just ridiculous how hot he is. I feel the same way about Benicio as I did when I was a kid lusting after David Cassidy.
  • Fred A. Allen
    Fred A. Allen
    American comic 1894-1957
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    Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year.
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life.
  • Carlo Collodi
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    How ridiculous I was as a Marionette! And how happy I am, now that I have become a real boy!
    Source: Adventures of Pinocchio. Ediz. Illustrata (2012 edition), Edimedia
  • Bruce Forsyth
    Bruce Forsyth
    British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
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    I do lead a careful diet, I don't overeat, I have fruit and vegetables every day and I drink a lot of water. And my darling wife keeps me so young it is ridiculous. Being with her is an inspiration as well.
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