The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
L'absurde est la notion essentielle et la premie' re ve? rite? . The absurd is the fundamental idea and the first truth.
That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women seetherelationship between objects? It is an extra dimension of feeling which we men are without and one that makes war abhorrent to all real women?and absurd.
The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning.
How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd.
Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the presidency.
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