absurd Quotes

Donald Trump has gone from making absurd comments to being downright dangerous with his bombastic rhetoric.
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— Lindsey Graham
I don't personally follow trends; I don't even like the idea of trends. I think it's kind of absurd that you have to change every six months, so I always try and buy things that hopefully I'll like forever, and resonate with me.
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— Lily Cole
I am an absurd idealist. But I believe that all that must come true. For, unless it comes true, the world will be laid desolate. And I believe that it can come true.
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— Leslie Charteris
Life is not an orderly progression, self-contained like a musical scale or a quadratic equation... If one is to record one's life truthfully, one must aim at getting into the record of it something of the disorderly discontinuity which makes it so absurd, unpredictable, bearable.
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— Leonard Woolf
The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney. He refused to repeat himself. So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd.
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— Leonard Maltin
Take one step to the side and it's all absurd.
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— Leonard Cohen
It is as absurd to expect members of philosophy departments to be philosophers as it is to expect members of art departments to be artists.
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— Leo Strauss
Ladies playing cricket? Absurd. Just like a man trying to knit
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— Len Hutton
There are many countries where you can only believe more or you can believe less. But in the United States we have this incredible smorgasbord, and it really interests me why people are drawn to one faith rather than another, especially to a system of belief that to an outsider seems absurd or dangerous.
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— Lawrence Wright
We are all hunting for rational reasons for believing in the absurd.
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— Lawrence Durrell
Usually at the core of fiction that has some element of the absurd there tends to be an examination of some societal ills that we should talk about more than we do. And it's funny, of course, so we have that release valve with absurdism. It offers us a safe way to explore difficult subject matter.
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— Laurie Foos
There have been no sects in the Christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture.
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— Laurence Sterne
Positiveness is a most absurd foible. If you are in the right, it lessens your triumph; if in the wrong, it adds shame to your defeat.
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— Laurence Sterne
The improbability of a malicious story serves but to help forward the currency of it, because it increases the scandal. So that, in such instances, the world is like the pious St. Austin, who said he believed some things because they were absurd and impossible.
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— Laurence Sterne
I think coming to work and being absurd and neurotic and thoughtful at the same time is far more interesting.
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— Lake Bell
It is absurd if something that is fundamental for humanity and for its survival should in itself be defined as submission. That would mean that society can't carry on without the submission of women.
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— Kristina Schroder
How absurd it was that in all seven kingdoms, the weakest and most vulnerable of people - girls, women - went unarmed and were taught nothing of fighting, while the strong were trained to the highest reaches of their skill.
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— Kristin Cashore
To say anything negative about Stephen Hawking is like bullying a blind man. He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas.
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— Kirk Cameron
You are walking in a desert.You hear a bird singing.As absurd as it may seem for a bird to be pending in the desert,you are obligated to make it a tree.That's poem
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— Kiki Dimoula
I like the absurd and the surreal: the Coen brothers, Bunuel, Kubrick.
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— Kevin McCloud
Note to conservatives: sometimes you just have to give up. Do you really care that much about killing lots of bad guys as opposed to letting them rot in prison for the rest of their lives? It might be time to let go and save your energy for other battles. This one is getting absurd.
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— Kevin Drum
Broken people say awful things and do incredibly absurd things.
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— Kevin Costner
You might sit at your computer, thinking you own and control your own ideas but it doesn't take long before you realize that you're part of a bigger network. You're fully wrapped up in relationships out of which you come and in which you participate. To look at yourself as a single being is absurd. The new way to look at it is, 'I'm connected, therefore I am.'
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— Kenneth J Gergen
The concept of a value-free science is absurd.
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— Kenneth E. Boulding
It is absurd to suppose we can think of nature as a system apart from knowledge, for it is knowledge that is increasingly determining the course of nature
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— Kenneth E. Boulding
I love horror comedies, and I love horror movies. In particular, I love horror movies from the '80s that have practical monsters in them. They're not just slasher movies with people going to kill people in people's houses. I do like these ridiculous monster movies. They're scary, but they're absurd. I had a lot of fun in my 20's, watching a lot of these movies late at night.
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— Ken Marino
A whole lot of us go through life assuming that we are basically right, basically all the time, about basically everything: about our political and intellectual convictions, our religious and moral beliefs, our assessments of other people, our memories, our grasp of facts. As absurd as it sounds when we stop to think about it, our steady state seems to be one of unconsciously assuming that we are very close to omniscient.
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— Kathryn Schulz
It begins and ends with money. It's absurd in this day and age when we need so much money for education, health, for people, that a $100 million dollars can be spent on a film. It's obscene
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— Kathleen Turner
Only Christ could have brought us all together, in this place, doing such absurd but necessary things.
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— Kathleen Norris
It was all absurd, without reason or meaning. People who didn't know each other were going to kill each other over a hill none of them cared about
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— Karl Marlantes
When you tell women that they are, and you train them to actually believe that their value is involved with, the commodification of their sexuality, then you open the floodgates to this kind of absurd sort of reductive view of a human.
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— Kamala Lopez
I think the media loves taking the most absurd clips for a sport that has become congressional politics.
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— Kal Penn
I have advocated postal reform for many years. The parliament said it was an absurd argument. The people have said it was the right thing,
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— Junichiro Koizumi
Privatization of the postal system has long been characterized as absurd, but I have always said it is only logical,
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— Junichiro Koizumi
The earlier, more analytic impulse was to use very rational but kind of absurd techniques or tendencies-mapping, charting, and architecture-to try and make sense of who I was in my time and space and political environment. But there's only so much truth to a theoretical understanding of something.
— Julie Mehretu
Vaclav Havel was the most amazing man in terms of being the combination of somebody with massive moral authority, great courage for having espoused the concepts of democracy, freedom throughout a very difficult communist period, a very modest man, and somebody with a fabulous sense of humor and the idea of being able to see the absurd in situations.
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— Judy Woodruff
She thought that this man was her savior, that he had come to her at a time in her life when her life demanded completion, an end, a permanent fixing of all that was troubled and shifting and deadly. And yet it was absurd to think this. No person could save another. So she drew back from him and released him.
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— Joyce Carol Oates
This is my life now. Absurd, but unpredictable. Not absurd because unpredictable but unpredictable because absurd. If I have lost the meaning of my life, I might still find small treasured things among the spilled and pilfered trash.
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— Joyce Carol Oates
I've always thought things were absurd. It would take a lot more effort for me to see things as reasonable.
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— Joshua Ferris
For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd.
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— Josh McDowell