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Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together in religious societies may not be one of the least.

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At school there was an annual school disco and I'd be standing in my bedroom wondering what to wear for hours on end. Eventually I'd arrive at a decision that was just the most ridiculous costume you could have ever devised - I think it was probably knitted Christmas jumpers on top of buttoned-up white shirts.

Letting go of things and not being afraid of being ridiculous or over the top - I think that's the main thing for me to work on.

And where I excel is ridiculous sickening work ethic. You know while the other guy's sleeping? I'm working.

The 'wisdom of the crowds' is the most ridiculous statement I've heard in my life. Crowds are dumb.

Ridiculous stuff happens when I travel.

All men are somewhat ridiculous and grotesque just because they are men and in this respect artists might well be regarded as man multiplied by two. So it is was and shall be.

Generally speaking the errors in religion are dangerous those in philosophy only ridiculous.

I think that giving mindless praise is ridiculous. But I understand why parents do it. They want their kids to feel good about themselves. But parents are never going to teach their children true positive self esteem by praising everything they do.

That's the way it is with poetry: When it is incomprehensible it seems profound and when you understand it it is only ridiculous.

I published privately a collection of my serious poetry I had written over the years. I only published 50 copies which I gave to friends in a special deluxe edition. It was ridiculously expensive but I'm glad that I did it.

When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought you can't teach poetry. This is ridiculous.

I don't know any form of art or entertainment that can affect people the way movies can. I know it sounds ridiculous but they can change your world. They can change your views.

For movies to get greenlit solely based on the success of other movies that have a lot of women in them? It's so ridiculous to me.

I have been pregnant in so many movies it's ridiculous.

I've found myself at one in the morning just sitting at my desk spending an hour returning emails from the day until like two in the morning. It's ridiculous I should be sleeping or dreaming or reading a novel.

I saw Deep Purple live once and I paid money for it and I thought 'Geez this is ridiculous.' You just see through all that sort of stuff. I never liked those Deep Purples or those sort of things. I always hated it. I always thought it was a poor man's Led Zeppelin.

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.

Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa - and it's about getting a balance.

You can't have bank holding companies acting as hedge funds. You can't have them taking a million-dollar pension plan for Joe Schmo the bus driver and treat it with the same risk appetite that you treat George Soros' pocket money. It's fundamentally ridiculous.

One thing that people keep on saying to me is that the wealth and the fame must have made up for missing out on my childhood. But the idea of money - putting a price on your childhood - is ridiculous. You will never get those years back and you can't put a price on them.

I had ridiculous amounts of energy. Mom's like you're driving me crazy - do you want to try gymnastics? From the moment I started it I loved it and it kind of was like storybook from there.

I'm ridiculous in my oversharing my mom and sister are very open but a little more judicious than me... and my father is a decidedly private person.

But the fact that same-sex marriage is still an issue is insane. Thinking love knows a sex is ridiculous.

In marriage there are no manners to keep up and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.