Ridiculous Quotes

Everything is sad and ridiculous in old age. Even the fear of death.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

Paranoia is a survival trait when you run in my circles. It gives you something to do in your spare time, coming up with solutions to ridiculous problems that aren't ever going to happen. Except when one of them does, at which point you feel way too vindicated.

Jim Butcher

All That You Can't Leave Behind and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb are both really mad long titles. As I've just said them, I've just realised how ridiculous the titles are.

Paul David Hewson

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humour.

Albee, Edward

It might have seemed ridiculous to anyone watching, this white-haired maintenance worker, all alone, making like an airplane. But the running boy is inside every man, no matter how old he gets.

Albom, Mitch

I have seen the day, when, if a man made himself ridiculous, the world would laugh at him. But now, everything that is mean, disgusting, and absurd, pleases them but so much the better!

Joanna Baillie

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.

Jim Dator

All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich

Johann Kaspar Lavater

A positive engagement to marry a certain person at a certain time, at all haps and hazards, I have always considered the most ridiculous thing on earth.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby-so helpless and so ridiculous.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.

Emile Zola

We are never rendered so ridiculous by qualities which we possess, as by those which we aim at, or affect to have.

Old French Saying

We are never so ridiculous from the habits we have as from those we affect to have

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Great vices are the proper objects of our detestation, smaller faults of our pity, but affectation appears to be the only true source of the ridiculous

Henry Fielding

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