Nonsense Quotes & sayings

He who talks incessantly, talks nonsense. ~ Ivorian Proverb

The world is nonsense: what looks beautiful in the morning looks ugly in the evening. ~ Maltese Proverbs

Sayings about nonsense

Nonsense is to sense, as shade to light; it heightens effect. ~ Frederick Saunders

To succeed inside a political party, one must cultivate an ability to sit still and remain polite while foolish people speak nonsense. ~ Morton Blackwell

A man may debar nonsense from his library of reason, but not from the arena of his impulses. ~ Rex Stout

Nonsense, when earnest, is impressive, and sometimes takes you in. If you are in a hurry, you occasionally mistake it for sense. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others. ~ Samuel Butler

No one is exempt from taking nonsense; the misfortune is to do it solemnly. ~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life. ~ Gelett Burgess

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning; Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. ~ Author Unknown

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected. ~ Charles Lamb

Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant. ~ Carmina Horace

How do you know that nonsense isn’t a good thing? If human nonsense had been nurtured and developed for centuries, just as intelligence has, then perhaps something extraordinarily precious could have come from it. ~ Yevgny Zamyatin

The rule which forbids ending a sentence with a preposition is the kind of nonsense up with which I will not put. ~ Winston Churchill

Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense. But hope believed is history in the process of being changed. ~ Jim Wallis

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense. ~ Robert Frost

It is amazing that when someone else spouts the nonsense you yourself believe you can readily perceive it as nonsense. ~ Philip K. Dick

For daring nonsense seldom fails to hit, Like scattered shot, and pass with some for wit. ~ Samuel Butler

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.~ Robertson Davies

The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense. ~ Vladimir Nabokov

To vanish nonsense with the charms of sound. ~ Charles Churchill

Wherever you come near the human race there’s layers and layers of nonsense.~ Thornton Wilder

Don’t talk to me about a man’s being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense? ~ William Pitt

Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole. ~ Adam Duritz

Well, India is a country of nonsense. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The nonsense that charms is close to sense. ~ Mason Cooley

Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense. ~ John McCarthy

Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter. ~ Max Beerbohm

Always remember, money isn’t everything – but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense. ~ Earl Wilson

The more sparingly we make use of nonsense, the better. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Nonsense and beauty have close connections. ~ E. M. Forster

To die for faction is a common evil, but to be hanged for nonsense is the devil. ~ John Dryden

There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage. ~ George Bernard Shaw

It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

I find that nonsense, at times, is singularly refreshing. ~ Charles M. de Talleyrand

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. ~ C. S. Lewis

Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited. ~ George Santayana

It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put on the troubled seas of thought. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

By deafness one gains in one respect more than one loses; one misses more nonsense than sense. ~ Horace Walpole

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. ~ Carl Jung

Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it. ~ Augustus Hare

A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does not mis-become a monarch. ~ Horace

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. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities. ~ Dr. Seuss

They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind. ~ Ted Nelson

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense. ~ Joseph Addison

Though we speak nonsense, God will pick out the meaning of it. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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