Nonsense Quotes

Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality...Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense.

Gary Zukav

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.

Northrop Frye

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.

Carl Jung

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.

Warren G. Bennis

Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people.

George Jean Nathan

Always remember, money isn't everything - but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense.

Earl Wilson

All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.

Samuel Butler

A man can make himself put down what comes, even if it seems nauseating nonsense; tomorrow some of it may not seem wholly nonsense at all.

F. L. Lucas

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.

Anthony Hecht

It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.

John Kenneth Galbraith

There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.

George Bernard Shaw

The rule which forbids ending a sentence with a preposition is the kind of nonsense up with which I will not put.

Sir Winston Churchill

'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Charles Lamb

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.

Robertson Davies

Nonsense is good only because common sense is so limited.

George Santayana
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