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Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
~ Ambrose Bierce | ( American newspaperman and short-story writer. ) | 1842-1914 | Absurdity
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
~ Albert Camus | ( French novelist ) | 1913-1960 | Absurdity
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Absurdity
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer | ( German philosopher. ) | 1788-1860 | Absurdity
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton | ( British journalist, novelist and poet. ) | 1874-1936 | Absurdity
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Absurdity
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning — in other words, of absurdity — the more energetically meaning is sought.
-: [ Disturbing the Peace (1986),Ch. 5 ]
~ Václav Havel | ( Czech writer and dramatist ) | 1936 - 2011 | Absurdity
quotes Division : Czech writers   
     
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Absurdity
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
~ Thomas Hobbes | ( British philosopher. ) | 1588-1679 | Absurdity
quotes Division : British Philosophers