Quotes: unthinkable

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  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    It is all a matter of time scale. An event that would be unthinkable in a hundred years may be inevitable in a hundred million.
    Source: Cosmos (1980) 98
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
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    It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    British Author 1912-1990
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    It's unthinkable not to love - you'd have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you'd have to be Philip Larkin.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.
    Source: Dirk Gently's holistisch detectivebureau (2016)
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
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    They used to be seen as insane or unthinkable acts of madmen. But if they take place they'll be called "war" too. And there will still be no conventional war.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
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    They used to be seen as insane or unthinkable acts of madmen. But if they take place they'll be called 'war' too. And there will still be no conventional war.
  • Barry Pepper
    Barry Pepper
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    They were so exhausted and seasick and all they could do was crawl up those beaches. And thousands of them lay dead in no time at all. It's unthinkable.
  • Tom Robbins
    Tom Robbins
    American novelist 1932-
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    To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
  • Edward M. Forster
    Edward M. Forster
    English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
    Edward M. Forster
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    We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.
  • Archibald MacLeish
    Archibald MacLeish
    American poet 1892-1982
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    We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent.
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