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.
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.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
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.
When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.
Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.
The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor.
You oughtn't to yield to temptation. Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd.
In comedy, something may be more absurd, but you have to believe just as much as you do when you're doing drama.
The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.
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.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man.
A refuge is supposed to prevent what? The genes from flowing out of sight? This refuge idea won't stop insects from moving across boundaries. That's absurd.
Firing off 1,000 or 500 or 2,000 nuclear warheads on a few minutes' consideration has always struck me as an absurd way to go to war.
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
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.
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
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