Absurdist Quotes

Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.

- You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.

Diane Arbus

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.

- All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.

- The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Nikolai Gogol

- You can't imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays.

Frances Babbage

- Realism provides only amoral observation, while absurdism rejects even the possibility of debate.

Samuel Beckett

- Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.

- James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.

Eugene Ionesco

- No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.

- Living is abnormal.

Daniil Kharms

- I was most happy when pen and paper were taken from me and I was forbidden from doing anything. I had no anxiety about doing nothing by my own fault, my conscience was clear, and I was happy. This was when I was in prison.

Franz Kafka

- By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

- Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.

Harold Pinter

- I found the offer of a knighthood something that I couldn't possibly accept. I found it to be somehow squalid, a knighthood. There's a relationship to government about knights.

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