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It is a safe rule to apply that, when a mathematical or philosophical author writes with a misty profundity, he is talking nonsense (Quote by - Alfred North Whitehead)

Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it. (Quote by - Augustus Hare)

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense. (Quote by - Stephen Jay Gould)

A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does not mis-become a monarch. (Quote by - Horace Walpole)

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? (Quote by - Jean Kerr)

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected. (Quote by - Charles Lamb)

The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense. (Quote by - Vladimir Nabokov)

He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense. (Quote by - John McCarthy)

Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people. (Quote by - George Jean Nathan)

Poetry is a kind of ingenious nonsense (Spence, Anecdotes) (Quote by - Isaac Barrow)

I did not want to reject religion as nonsense because life seemed to have no ultimate purpose without it, and most of the good people I knew were Christians. (Quote by - Luke Ford )

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Nonsense, when earnest, is impressive, and sometimes takes you in. If you are in a hurry, you occasionally mistake it for sense. (Quote by - Bejamin Disraeli)

There's a skin without and a skin within, A covering skin and a lining skin, But the skin within is the skin without Doubled and carried complete throughout. (Quote by - Old Song)

Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense? (Quote by - William Pitt)

They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty, which is nonsense since it implies that in times of peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard. (Quote by - Alexander Cockburn)

Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that. (Quote by - Richard Dawkins)

Nonsense and noise will oft prevail, When honor and affection fail. (Quote by - Robert Lloyd)

Miss Rice talks very tough. We have gotten used to this nonsense. Miss Rice is a bit emotional about this, and we predicted that she would have a more emotional approach to this. (Quote by - Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani)

A fool contributes nothing worth hearing and takes offense at everything. (Quote by - Aristotle)

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. (Quote by - Adam Duritz)

The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping. (Quote by - Benjamin Britten)

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice. (Quote by - Anthony Hecht)

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


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