absurd Quotes

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
Anything that is absurd I see as a Coen brothers' influence! The Coen brothers are my favorite people period.
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— Josh Brolin
From the fame opinion of a soul distinct from the body came the practice of praying, first for the dead, and then to them with a long train of other absurd opinions, and superstitious practices.
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— Joseph Priestley
What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuable parts of a man, and fix our attention on his infirmities.
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— Joseph Addison
If it's comedy, you taken an absurd comedic notion and you apply it to reality. If it's horror, if it's a thriller, you do the same thing.
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— Jordan Peele
Whole communities are growing up without fathers or male role models. Bringing up a family in the best of circumstances is not easy. To try to do it by placing the entire burden on women - 91% of single-parent families in Britain are headed by the mother, according to census data - is practically absurd and morally indefensible.
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— Jonathan Sacks
I'm on the verge of a total breakdown. Sciatica. Taxes. Cars. Fleas, possibly. It's an absurd existence.
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— Jonathan Ames
The way I portrayed the people is accurate. Because they're human beings and we have a kind of wonderful capacity to be absurd and ridiculous.
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— Jon Ronson
By the time I actually recorded Bitter Tears I carried a heavy load of sadness and outrage; I felt every word of those songs... I expected there to be trouble with that album, and there was.... when it was released, many radio stations wouldn't play it.... The very idea of unconventional or even original ideas ending up on "country" radio in the late 1990s is absurd.
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— Johnny Cash
"The people" aren't running anything. That's why technology has replaced politics as the source of ideology. The ideological claims are hollow and absurd, and nobody believes them anymore.
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— John Zerzan
It is absurd and anti-life to be a part of a system that compels you to listen to a stranger reading poetry when you want to learn to construct buildings, or to sit with a stranger discussing the construction of buildings when you want to read poetry.
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— John Taylor Gatto
Liberalism had come to mean spending more on everything-speech police, failed poverty programs that reward dependence, a bigger nanny state telling us we cannot eat fatty foods, workplace roles that stifle opportunity, and absurd environmental regulations.
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— John Stossel
The Bible was written between 3,000 and 2,000 years ago, and it's filled with the knowledge that people had in that period of time, some of which you and I rejected long ago. The Bible says that women are property, that homosexuals ought to be put to death, that anybody who worships a false God ought to be executed, that a child that talks back to his parents ought to be stoned at the gates of the city. Those ideas are absurd.
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— John Shelby Spong
Imagine how asleep or utterly unperceptive and clueless you would have to be not to see yourself as absurd for the most part.
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— John Malkovich
No doubt the testimony of natural reason, on whatever exercised, must, of necessity, stop short of those truths which it is the object of revelation to make known; still it places the existence and personal attributes of the Deity on such grounds as to render doubts absurd and atheism ridiculous.
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— John Herschel
The other thing I like, in fact, several months ago I introduced a bill to end the absurd catch and release policy where our government has been giving tickets, essentially, to people who enter illegally and then letting them go and show up of their own volition.
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— John Doolittle