Nonsense Quotes

But now everything will be different. It is nonsense to believe that life will not allow it, that the past will not allow it. I must struggle to live a better life, a far better life.

Leo Tolstoy

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

Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter.

Sir Max Beerbohm

No one is exempt from taking nonsense; the misfortune is to do it solemnly.

Michael Eyquen

Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant.


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

John Kenneth Galbraith

Nonsense is an assertion of man's spiritual freedom in spite of all the oppressions of circumstance.

Aldous Huxley

No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the misfortune is to do it solemnly.

Michel Montaigne

Nonsense is to sense, as shade to light; it heightens effect.

Frederick Saunders

A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men.

Willy Wonka

Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.

George Santayana

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

E. M. Forster

Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?

George Eliot

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -how passionately I hate them!

Albert Einstein

Wisdom becomes nonsense in the mouth of a fanatic

Schuwdrmer, Otto

Buddhas don't practice nonsense.


No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the mistake is to do it solemnly.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Nonsense and noise will oft prevail, When honor and affection fail.

Robert Lloyd

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.

Joseph Addison

Poetry is a kind of ingenious nonsense.

Isaac Barrow

A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does not mis-become a monarch.

Horace Walpole

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