Quotes on Absurdity Of Life

When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. Anne Lamott

Because you are defined not by life's imperfect moments, but by your reaction to them. And because there is joy in embracing - rather than running from - the utter absurdity of life. Jenny Lawson

If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim, one comes to feel the absurdity of life....Racism generated from whites is first of all absurd. Racism creates absurdity among blacks as a defense mechanism. Chester Himes

Life is full of strange absurdities, which, strangely enough, do not even need to appear plausible, since they are true. Luigi Pirandello

For God's sake, take the religion out of your life or all kind of absurdities will take the reason out of your life! Keep God, get rid of religion! God, Love and Science; the Magnificent Trinity! All you need is these three things! Mehmet Murat Ildan

Absurdity is what I like most in life. David Lynch

The writing of words can lead to all sorts of absurdities. Sherwood Anderson

Do not sanction an absurdity. Stephanie Felicite, comtesse de Genlis

To me absurdity is the only reality Frank Zappa

He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness! A beautiful woman utters absurdities: we listen, and we hear not the absurdities but wise thoughts" "All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy

Jazz music celebrates life! Human life; the range of it, the absurdity of it, the ignorance of it, the greatness of it, the intelligence of it, the sexuality of it, the profundity of it. And it deals with it. In all of its... It deals with it! Wynton Marsalis

The part of life which we really live is short. Seneca the Younger

In a universe suddenly divested of illusion and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. Albert Camus

I have noticed that whenever a person gives up his belief in the Word of God because it requires that he should believe a good deal, his unbelief requires him to believe a great deal more. If there be any difficulties in the faith of Christ, they are not one-tenth as great as the absurdities in any system of unbelief which seeks to take its place. Charles Spurgeon

This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity. Albert Camus

It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be. Archibald Macleish

Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make that attempt. Phil Ochs

Better the comfort of a lie than the absurdity of the truth. Tanya Huff

I rather like the smell of absurdity in the morning. Tom Robbins

Jeffrey Lewis sings as though absurdity were truth, and truth absurdity. And I think I agree with him. Paul Banks

The world stands on absurdities, and without them perhaps nothing at all would happen. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Think of it : zillions and zillions of organisms running around, each under the hypnotic spell of a single truth, all these truths identical, and all logically incompatible with one another : 'My hereditary material is the most important material on earth; its survival justifies your frustration, pain, even death'. And you are one of those organisms, living your life in the thrall of a logical absurdity. Robert Wright

We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment to materialism. We cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door. Richard Lewontin

French intellectual life has, in my opinion, been turned into something cheap and meretricious by the 'star' system. It is like Hollywood. Thus we go from one absurdity to another - Stalinism, existentialism. Lacan, Derrida - some of them obscene ( Stalinism), some simply infantile and ridiculous ( Lacan, Derrida). What is striking, however, is the pomposity and self-importance, at each stage. Noam Chomsky

Only when we are so old, only, are we aware of the beauty of life. Alice Herz-Sommer

The meaning of life can be revealed but never explained. Kenneth Rexroth

Oregano is the spice of life. Henry Tillman

By doubting we come at truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best and you live it best by holding it with very open hands. Leo J. O'Donovan

The purpose of life is to live it. Clarence Darrow

The significance of life is living. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The meaning of life is to create meaning for your life. Tucker Max

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life. Viktor E Frankl

The meaning of life is to see. Huineng

The meaning of life is happiness. Dalai Lama

Gain control of your time, and you will gain control of your life. John Landis Mason

The happiest time of my life is now. Marilyn Monroe

The Christian life is a thank-you from beginning to end as we ponder what God has done. What an absurdity to think that we could ever bargain with God, as if there were anything we could put on the table. Nothing we can do would ever earn his favor. Yet all is ours for free. And the cross reveals his willingness to forgive not just once, but over and over and over again. How can we repay such extravagant, generous love? We cannot and need not, and the heart's only answer is gratitude. Rebecca Pippert

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought. Vaclav Havel

Certainly the Old Testament does not teach us that there is another life, and upon that question even the New is obscure and vague. The hunger of the heart finds only a few small and scattered crumbs. There is nothing definite, solid, and satisfying. United with the idea of immortality we find the absurdity of the resurrection. A prophecy that depends for its fulfillment upon an impossibility, cannot satisfy the brain or heart. Robert Green Ingersoll

A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited. Rajneesh

Nature has given man no better thing than shortness of life. Pliny The Elder

A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality. Jill Briscoe

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Paul Gauguin

For this beauty, beauty without strength, chokes out life. Hilda Doolittle

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life. Paulo Coelho

The only incontrovertible fact of my work is the importance of life. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Life is full of surprises, isn't it? Charlton Heston

I have finally figured out that the purpose of life is to enjoy it. Rita Mae Brown

Convert life into truth. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each moment of life is a step toward death. Sandra Gulland

Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification. Albert Camus

Progress is The law of life: man is not Man as yet. Robert Browning

Interruptions are the spice of life. Don Herold

Beauty is not just physical. It's about what you stand for, how you live your life. Halle Berry

The joy of life is variety. Samuel Johnson

Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end. Joanne Harris

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied. Douglas Adams

Once an absurdity is accepted as truth, it will seem truer the more absurd it is shown to be. Robert Breault

The only good copies are those which make us see the absurdity of bad originals. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There is no absurdity in theology so great that you cannot parallel it by a greater absurdity in Nature. Thomas Huxley

Christianity would be helpless without the idea of freewill and the idea of freewill would be helpless without incongruity. Kedar Joshi

To pardon those absurdities in ourselves which we cannot suffer in others is neither better nor worse than to be more willing to be fools ourselves than to have others so. Alexander Pope

I like darkness and confusion and absurdity, but I like to know that there could be a little door that you could go out into a safe life area of happiness. David Lynch

The absurd is sin without God. Albert Camus

Jurists say that a capital crime submerges all lesser crimes; and so it is with faith. Its absurdity makes all petty difficultiesvanish. Soren Kierkegaard

A sense of absurdity interferes with my efforts to appear venerable. Mason Cooley

There are two things I like stiff and one of them's jelly. Nellie Melba

Recognizing the absurdity of life is also a way of surviving. Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof

N]either antiquity nor any other nation has imagined a more atrocious and blasphemous absurdity than that of eating God. This is how Christians treat the autocrat of the universe. Frederick The Great

I can't imagine a life without humor. Especially if you have an existential understanding of life, you must acknowledge the absurdity of it all. David Cronenberg

Desire is the absurdity that holds open the infinity of possibility. Wendy Farley

Those pointless equations, to which no solution exists, are called absurdities. Steig Larsson

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity. Marcel Proust

Certainly in each social period, youth must be made to venerate the dominant absurdities. Charles Fourier

I prefer the absurdity of writing poems to the absurdity of not writing poems. Wislawa Szymborska

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Thomas Huxley

The quality of life is determined by its activities. Aristotle

Every life is its own excuse for being. Elbert Hubbard

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