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

 

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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 K. Chesterton

 

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It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
~ Archibald Macleish

 

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Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.
~ Vaclav Havel

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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