Ridiculous Quotes

Vanity makes men ridiculous, pride odious and ambition terrible.

Sir Richard Steele

The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be born.

Horace

Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.

Ernesto Che Guevara

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.

Albert Camus

There is this paradox in pride it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so

Charles Caleb Colton

Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.

Chinese Proverb

Satire must not be a kind of superfluous ill will, but ill will from a higher point of view. Ridiculous man, divine God. Or else, hatred against the bogged-down vileness of average man as against the possible heights that humanity might attain.

Paul Klee

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.

Albert Camus

The greatest hardship of poverty is that it tends to make men ridiculous.

Juvenal

Why would it be ridiculous that Quebec has an army?

Gilles Duceppe

It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has not distinguished himself by his own performances

Joseph Addison

Sex is like washing your face - just something you do because you have to. Sex without love is absolutely ridiculous. Sex follows love, it never precedes it.

Sophia Loren

Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.

Lord Chesterfield

There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.

Colton, Charles Caleb

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous

David Hume

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty five I still had pimples.

George Burns

To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous.

Plato

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.

Voltaire

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

Edward Albee

All the other candidates are making speeches about how much they have done for this country, which is ridiculous. I havent done anything yet, and I think its just common sense to send me to Washington and make me do my share.

Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen

Nothing else exists for them [Psychiatrists] in the universe beyond enormous mothers and fathers, colossal, almost cosmic, and a child reduced to an anus, penis, and mouth who maintains with these two unbearable creatures a singular relationship from which are excluded spontaneity and joy. Of all the doctors I have known, psychoanalysts, a congregation of lay priests with bible, rites, and the faithful, constitute the most sinister, the most ridiculous, the most unwholesome of the species.

Antnio Lobo Antunes

The one good thing to be said about announcing yourself as a writer in the colonial Canadian fifties is that nobody told me I couldn't do it because I was a girl. They simply found the entire proposition ridiculous. Writers were dead and English, or else extremely elderly and American; they were not sixteen years old and Canadian. It would have been worse if I'd been a boy, though. Never mind the fact that all the really stirring poems I'd read at that time had been about slaughter, mayhem, sex and death poetry was thought of as existing in the pastel female realm, along with embroidery and flower arranging. If I'd been male I would probably have had to roll around in the mud, in some boring skirmish over whether or not I was a sissy.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

Don't you believe in flying saucers, they ask me? Don't you believe in telepathy? in ancient astronauts? in the Bermuda triangle? in life after death? No, I reply. No, no, no, no, and again no. One person recently, goaded into desperation by the litany of unrelieved negation, burst out "Don't you believe in anything?" "Yes", I said. "I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be."

Isaac Asimov

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