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A Quote by Doris Lessing on eternity, men, men and women, money, nonsense, and women

Nonsense, it was all nonsense: this whole damned outfit, with its committees, its conferences, its eternal talk, talk, talk, was a great con trick; it was a mechanism to earn a few hundred men and women incredible sums of money.

Doris Lessing (1919 -)

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A Quote by Theodore Seuss Geisel "Dr. Seuss" on fantasy, laughter, life, and nonsense

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

Dr. Seuss (1904 - 1991)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on belief, books, freedom, ideas, life, nature, nonsense, originality, paradox, principles, problems, sage, solution, style, and taoism

Chuang Tzu or Chuang Chou was a Taoist sage, living sometime before 250 B.C. The book, by the same name, Chuang Tzu, is believed to contain both his own writings and writings by others about him and his teachings. ". . . the Chuang-Tzu is distinguished by its brilliant and original style, with abundant use of satire, paradox, and seemingly nonsensical stories. Chuang-Tzu emphasizes the relativity of all ideas. . . . He puts forward as the solution to the problems of the human condition, freedom in identification with the universal Tao, or principle of Nature." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 4th Edition.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on action, government, majorities, and nonsense

There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate government action.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on nature and nonsense

To demand 'sense' is the hallmark of nonsense. Nature does not make sense. Nothing makes sense.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon on age, challenge, charm, day, enthusiasm, foolishness, life, love, nonsense, and sister

When we were growing up years ago in our sleepy Southern town, most of the adults seemed rather staid and sober. There was, however, one memorable exception: Miss Lucy, a widow lady who lived with her prim and proper sister, Clara. But Miss Lucy was full of charm and sparkle and enthusiasm. One day Miss Lucy-in her 60s asserted that she could still stand on her head. When we looked doubtful, she clamped her skirt between her knees and did so, beaming at us upside down. "Oh, Lucy," said Clara. "Do be your age!" Miss Lucy righted herself. "What sort of nonsense is that?" she asked. "How can anyone be anything but their age? The trick is to love your age. Love it when you're young and strong and foolish. Love it when you're old and wise. Love it in the middle when the challenges come and you can solve some of them, maybe most of them. If you love your age, you'll never go around wishing you were some other age. Think about that, Clara."

Arthur Gordon

Source: Return to Wonder (Broadman & Holman)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on disappointment, immortality, judgment, nonsense, and wisdom

OUTCOME, n. A particular type of disappointment . . . . judged by the outcome, the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be juded by the light that the doer had when he performed it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on excellence and nonsense

NONSENSE, n. The objections that are urged against this excellent dictionary.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on nonsense, proof, and writing

PROOF-READER, n. A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on authors and nonsense

It is a safe rule to apply that, when a mathematical or philosophical author writes with a misty profundity, he is talking nonsense.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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