Quotes: ridiculous

Quotes 46 till 60 of 70.

  • Edsger Wybe Dijkstra
    Edsger Wybe Dijkstra
    Dutch systems scientist, programmer and software engineer 1930-2002
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    Thank goodness we don't have only serious problems, but ridiculous ones as well.
    Source: Selected Writings on Computing (1982) p. 101
  • Atom Egoyan
    Atom Egoyan
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    That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs - where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
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    The argument that gay marriage doesn't affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages.
  • Abbie Hoffman
    Abbie Hoffman
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    The idea that media is there to educate us, or to inform us, is ridiculous because that's about tenth or eleventh on their list.
  • Bono
    Bono
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    The idea that there is one kind of African is, of course, ridiculous. Sometimes African entrepreneurs want to kill you because you are saying public health is the priority, not roads. Of course they are right to press for that issue, but so are we right, I believe, to argue, for example, that millions of children could and should be vaccinated.
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.
  • The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
  • Anne Sullivan
    Anne Sullivan
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    The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it, and invent ridiculous embellishments.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
  • Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
    Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
    French author 1657-1757
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    There is nothing one sees oftener than the ridiculous and magnificent, such close neighbors that they touch.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher. Fontenelle says he would undertake to persuade the whole public of readers to believe that the sun was neither the cause of light or heat, if he could only get six philosophers on his side.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    There is this paradox in pride - it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
  • Barry Sheene
    Barry Sheene
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    They were ridiculous times. After I won my world championship in 1976, I went to Japan.
  • Beth Ditto
    Beth Ditto
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    This archaic idea - that a woman who is unmarried and childless at 30 is somehow unnatural - will probably always exist, and, like most social standards, it is ridiculous.