Absurd Quotes

In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be. But as it nevertheless intends all the time to be something dignified, at the next moment it corrects and checks and tries to cover up the absurd thing it was; […]

Credo quia absurdum est (I believe because it is absurd). And the Son of God died, which is immediately credible because it is absurd. And buried he rose again, which is certain because it is impossible.

Every absurdity has a champion who will defend it.

It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in the first half of one’s lifetime and expect to harvest a valuable crop in the second half.

The certainty with which a religious belief is held is usually in direct proportion to its absurdity.

The world is so overflowing with absurdity that it is difficult for the humorist to compete.

Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one’s own opinion.

From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.