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Absurdity

Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher.

My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) British philosopher.

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

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