No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Commercialism is doing well that which should not be done at all.
It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing.
The trick, though, is to not lose compassion, to not allow the sense of absurdity to outweigh the awareness of real beings, with real feelings. Mean-spirited humor turns the world into cardboard, the way Midas's simple-minded greed turned food into inedible and useless stuff.
My father's nature turned out no waste product; he had none of that useless stuff in him that lies in heaps near factories. He took his own happiness with him.
Memory is so crazy! It's like we've got these drawers crammed with tons of useless stuff. Meanwhile, all the really important things we just keep forgetting, one after the other.
To be sure, if you watch CNBC all day long you'll pick up some interesting news about particular companies and the economy as a whole. Unfortunately, to get to the useful information, you have to wade through reams of useless stuff, with little guidance on how to distinguish between the two.
Actors tend to get better with age. You start cutting away the useless stuff and achieving a point of effortlessness and simplicity, which is all you want to do, with any art at all.
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