Top 55 Absurdity Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Absurdity Quotes from famous people such as Raoul Peck, Brian Tyree Henry, Vaclav Havel, Arthur Schopenhauer, Joe Morton, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Raoul Peck
Perceptions really do define what our realities are. What we’re hoping to do with ‘Atlanta’ is to really shatter that. To shatter it completely wide open. To go from the furthest lane of absurdity to the furthest lane of reality and make them blend.
Brian Tyree Henry
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning – in other words, of absurdity – the more energetically meaning is sought.
Vaclav Havel
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Dick Gregory will be greatly missed. Humbly, and in his stead, ‘Turn Me Loose’ carries on to be his voice and his inspiration for all who wish to laugh at the absurdity of racism and be enlightened by his spirit of justice.
Joe Morton
My first visit to West Berlin was in February 1983. The drive through East Berlin, the fact that West Berlin was surrounded by a wall that was more than 100 miles long – the absurdity and intensity of it really knocked me out.
Henry Rollins
Nothing is off-limits. There’s just some things I cannot crack. Politics I can’t do. When I start to talk about it, I just get really angry and super sincere. I have never found a way to craft all of that absurdity into funny.
Ali Wong
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
You tax Mexico? The president of the United States is going to tax Mexico to get a wall for the United States of America? I’m pointing out the absurdity of a lot of these comments.
Dana Perino
I love comedy. I love the absurdity of it. I love the kind of intelligence that’s required to be dumb in comedy.
Craig Mazin
A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity, it is an occupational risk.
Oswald Mosley
A king without power is an absurdity.
James Monroe
I think I was so grateful, in the years after Sleater-Kinney broke up or went on hiatus or whatever you want to call it, to find ‘Portlandia’ and co-create ‘Portlandia’ with Fred Armisen, which allows for levity, allows for the same kind of kinetic energy, but channeled through absurdity and surrealism.
Carrie Brownstein
When my father would come home from his work at the Senate and talk about the things he could talk about – because a lot of his work was top secret – he would always tell me these stories and laugh. As deadly serious as his work was, he would laugh at the absurdity of it all.
Doug Liman
I have never written a play, a story, a poem, or my one film – anything – unless something was troubling me enough, wrecking me, in fact, to drive me back into the absurdity of writing. I do not enjoy writing.
Israel Horovitz
This Old Testament – containing error, folly, absurdity and immorality – is by English statute law declared to be of divine authority, a blasphemy – if there were anyone to be blasphemed – blacker and more insolent than any word ever written or penned by the most hotheaded Freethinker.
Annie Besant
Funny is as funny does, and funny puts on a walrus mask and slowly gyrates in a mall food court. I laugh at absurdity hardest, then stories, then observations, then bearded men on roller skates.
T. J. Miller
It seems pretentious to assume that we are not creatures of action. I think often it takes a situation of extreme absurdity, extreme action, to push us to the limits of what our character is, and to change us as people.
Eleanor Catton
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
Adlai Stevenson I
When a person is determined to believe something, the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms them in their faith.
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one’s own opinion.
Ambrose Bierce
We are all living in a techno-dystopian fantasy, the Internet-connected portals we rely on rendering the world in all its granular detail and absurdity like Borges’s ‘Aleph.’
Thomas Chatterton Williams
Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
There’s so much absurdity. Poverty is so absurd.
Frank McCourt
Despite the absurdity and the silliness and the triviality of the entire campaign experience, there is also something, as non-cynical as this sounds, kind of uplifting and strange about watching democracy unfold.
Michael Hastings
When I speak of drama, I’m really referring to just ‘desperately trying not to be ordinary’. Trying to get something that has a little bit of friction, conflict, absurdity.
Gore Verbinski