Read our short collection of quotes about absurdity from Samuel Johnson, Thomas Hobbes and Albert Camus.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
If you’re going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can’t be politically correct when you do that.
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.
Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
No amount of manifest absurdity… could deter those who wanted to believe from believing.
Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
The concept of absurdity is something I’m attracted to.
There’s so much absurdity. Poverty is so absurd.
The proposition that we should encourage wickedness and violence by exposing one side of the face to blows because we have been beaten on the other is too great an absurdity.
A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity, it is an occupational risk.
Annihilation is an absurdity in terms.
To reduce this claim of slavery to an absurdity, it is only necessary to add that there are only two states in which slaves are a majority, and not one in which the slaveholders are not a very disproportionate minority.
William H. Seward