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100 No Nonsense Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Literature has her quacks no less than medicine, and they are divided into two classes; those who have erudition without genius, and those who have volubility without depth; we shall get second-hand sense from the one, and original nonsense from the other.Charles Caleb Colton No Nonsense Sayings By Charles Caleb Colton: Literature has her quacks no less than medicine, and they are divided into two classes;
In asking for a relic of Descartes, the chevalier de Terlon was standing at the crossroads of the ancient and modern. He was applying to a modern thinker - the inventor of analytic geometry, no less - a primitive tradition that extends back not only to the institutionalization of Christianity in the fourth century, when Christians first broke into the tombs of saints to gather relics, but farther still, beyond the horizon of recorded history. The request is all the stranger for the fact that the man whose remains were treated in this quasisaintlike way would go down in history as the progenitor of materialism, rationalism, and a whole tradition that looked on such veneration as nonsense.Russell Shorto No Nonsense Sayings By Russell Shorto: In asking for a relic of Descartes, the chevalier de Terlon was standing at the
The bits which did mean anything were often so wonderfully buried that no one could ever spot them slipping past in the avalanche of nonsense.Douglas Adams No Nonsense Sayings By Douglas Adams: The bits which did mean anything were often so wonderfully buried that no one could
Dive bars are much more my thing. They're no-nonsense.Scott Eastwood No Nonsense Sayings By Scott Eastwood: Dive bars are much more my thing. They're no-nonsense.
But I made an issue of the precise wording of the vows. I wanted liberalized ones, with no outmoded Pauline nonsense exacting from the bride the promise to 'obey' the groom. Here I put my foot down, rather in the manner of a husband determined to show at the outset who was boss. 'I'll have no obedience around here!' I said, banging the table. 'Is that clear?'
'Is it an order?'
'Yes.
Peter De Vries No Nonsense Sayings By Peter De Vries: But I made an issue of the precise wording of the vows. I wanted liberalized
There's nothing like being in fashion. A man that has once got his character up for a wit is always sure of a laugh, say what he may. He may utter as much nonsense as he pleases, and all will pass current. No one stops to question the coin of a rich man; but a poor devil cannot pass off either a joke or a guinea without its being examined on both sides. Wit and coin are always doubted with a threadbare coat.Washington Irving No Nonsense Sayings By Washington Irving: There's nothing like being in fashion. A man that has once got his character up
It is precisely because it is fashionable for Americans to know no science, even though they may be well educated otherwise, that they so easily fall prey to nonsense.Isaac Asimov No Nonsense Sayings By Isaac Asimov: It is precisely because it is fashionable for Americans to know no science, even though
You don't have to be a believer in a lot of superstition and nonsense - there's a difference between thinking to oneself and thinking as a form of conversation, even if there are no answers.Nadine Gordimer No Nonsense Sayings By Nadine Gordimer: You don't have to be a believer in a lot of superstition and nonsense -
My father was a no-nonsense, dedicated, and focused minister, and there was usually a sermon he needed to prepare for or a Scripture he needed to study, and that always came first.Arsenio Hall No Nonsense Sayings By Arsenio Hall: My father was a no-nonsense, dedicated, and focused minister, and there was usually a sermon
Proselytism is solemn nonsense; it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us.Pope Francis No Nonsense Sayings By Pope Francis: Proselytism is solemn nonsense; it makes no sense. We need to get to know each
I am interested in most mythology. Celtic or Christian no more than anything else. I will admit to a pleasure and sense of hope in what I see as the basic teachings of Christ, stripped of the nonsense that has sometimes been accumulated about them and the embarrassing misunderstanding.Tanith Lee No Nonsense Sayings By Tanith Lee: I am interested in most mythology. Celtic or Christian no more than anything else. I
Another dream. Another long-distance call on my phantom party line. No wonder i had steadfastly refused to have dreams for most of my life. So stupid; such pointless, obvious symbols. Totally uncontrollable anxiety soup, hateful, blatant nonsense.Jeff Lindsay No Nonsense Sayings By Jeff Lindsay: Another dream. Another long-distance call on my phantom party line. No wonder i had steadfastly
Bucky's expression wasn't hostile, but it was serious. "Someday I'm going to fight and you won't be at my back."
"Nonsense. I'm your friend. Who I work for doesn't change that."
"If you leave it too long, you won't have a choice anymore. If the Steam Council turns on the people, each of us is going to have to decide where we belong."
"And you're going to play the rebel? You won't even carry a gun," Tobias snapped. "Your father may own an arms factory, but you make toys for a living."
"I don't carry a gun because I'm too good a shot," Bucky said quietly. "But when I fire, I don't miss. I never want to find you in my sights."
"It's not that simple," Tobias shot back, feeling a need for justification.
Bucky shrugged. "No, but the barons are running out of time, and that means we won't have many more chances to talk before everything falls apart.
Emma Jane Holloway No Nonsense Sayings By Emma Jane Holloway: Bucky's expression wasn't hostile, but it was serious. "Someday I'm going to fight and you
His Omnipotence means power to do all that is intrinsically possible, not to do the intrinsically impossible. You may attribute miracles to Him, but not nonsense. There is no limit to His power.
If you choose to say, 'God can give a creature free will and at the same time withhold free will from it,' you have not succeeded in saying anything about God: meaningless combinations of words do not suddenly acquire meaning simply because we prifex to them the two other words, 'God can.'
It remains true that all things are possible with God: the intrinsic impossibilities are not things but nonentities. It is no more possible for God than for the weakest of His creatures to carry out both of two mutually exclusive alternatives; not because His power meets an obstacle, but because nonsense remains nonsense even when we talk it about God.
C.S. Lewis No Nonsense Sayings By C.S. Lewis: His Omnipotence means power to do all that is intrinsically possible, not to do the
There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns.
If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself.
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher. what we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish.
There is no free will.
There are no variables.
Chuck Palahniuk No Nonsense Sayings By Chuck Palahniuk: There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns
This is all very fine, but it won't do-Anatomy-botany-Nonsense! Sir, I know an old woman in Covent Garden, who understands botany better, and as for anatomy, my butcher can dissect a joint full as well; no, young man, all that is stuff; you must go to the bedside, it is there alone you can learn disease!
Comment to Hans Sloane on Robert Boyle's letter of introduction describing Sloane as a 'ripe scholar, a good botanist, a skilful anatomist'.
Thomas Sydenham No Nonsense Sayings By Thomas Sydenham: This is all very fine, but it won't do-Anatomy-botany-Nonsense! Sir, I know an old woman
Are you okay with what we ordered?" Angeline asked him. "You didn't pipe up with any requests."
Neil shook his head, face stoic. He kept his dark hair in a painfully short and efficient haircut. It was the kind of no-nonsense thing the Alchemists would've loved. "I can't waste time quibbling over trivial things like pepperoni and mushrooms. If you'd gone to my school in Devonshire, you'd understand. For one of my sophomore classes, they left us alone on the moors to fend for ourselves and learn survival skills. Spend three days eating twigs and heather, and you'll learn not to argue about any food coming your way."
Angeline and Jill cooed as though that was the most rugged, manly thing they'd ever heard. Eddie wore an expression that reflected what I felt, puzzling over whether this guy was as serious as he seemed or just some genius with swoon-worthy lines.
Richelle Mead No Nonsense Sayings By Richelle Mead: Are you okay with what we ordered?" Angeline asked him. "You didn't pipe up with
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.Luke Ford No Nonsense Sayings By Luke Ford: I did not want to reject religion as nonsense because life seemed to have no
I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense ... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.Anthony Hopkins No Nonsense Sayings By Anthony Hopkins: I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense ... I just wanted
Learn to feel yourself in other bodies, to know that we are all one. Throw all other nonsense to the winds. Spit out your actions, good or bad, and never think of them again. What is done is done. Throw off superstition. Have no weakness even in the face of death. Be free.Swami Vivekananda No Nonsense Sayings By Swami Vivekananda: Learn to feel yourself in other bodies, to know that we are all one. Throw
Man feels the urge to run up against the limits of language. Think for example of the astonishment that anything at all exists. This astonishment cannot be expressed in the form of a question, and there is also no answer whatsoever. Anything we might say is a priori bound to be nonsense. Nevertheless we do run up against the limits of language. Kierkegaard too saw that there is this running up against something, and he referred to it in a fairly similar way (as running up against paradox). This running up against the limits of language is ethics.Ludwig Wittgenstein No Nonsense Sayings By Ludwig Wittgenstein: Man feels the urge to run up against the limits of language. Think for example
I think all those ancient prophecies are so full of poetic nonsense that half the time no one understands what they mean." ~ HelenJosephine Angelini No Nonsense Sayings By Josephine Angelini: I think all those ancient prophecies are so full of poetic nonsense that half the
Thinking outside the box' is ridiculous nonsense, since whatever you can do in a 'box' or closed environment is not 'thinking'. If I 'think' about a problem but limit my thoughts to certain dimensions - then i am not thinking at all, because thinking implies that one at least tries to take all relevant factors into consideration, and as there's usually no way to tell which factors are and which are not relevant restricted thought is not 'thinking' and so 'thinking outside the box' is simply a eufemism for 'let's start to think', but the metafor implies a hidden desire to return to conformity immediately.Martijn Benders No Nonsense Sayings By Martijn Benders: Thinking outside the box' is ridiculous nonsense, since whatever you can do in a 'box'
The idea of unlimited growth... needs to be seriously questioned on at least two counts: the availability of basic resources and... the capacity of the environment to cope with the degree of interference implied. - E.F. SchumacherWayne Ellwood No Nonsense Sayings By Wayne Ellwood: The idea of unlimited growth... needs to be seriously questioned on at least two counts:
Christ was crucified because he would have nothing to do with the crowd (even though he addressed himself to all). He did not want to form a party, an interest group, a mass movement, but wanted to be what he was, the truth, which is related to the single individual. Therefore everyone who will genuinely serve the truth is by that very fact a martyr. To win a crowd is no art; for that only untruth is needed, nonsense, and a little knowledge of human passions. But no witness to the truth dares to get involved with the crowd.Soren Kierkegaard No Nonsense Sayings By Soren Kierkegaard: Christ was crucified because he would have nothing to do with the crowd (even though
All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true. Some beliefs are false, and we know them to be false. So it does no good to put a halo on the notion of tolerance as if everything could be equally true. To deem all beliefs equally true is sheer nonsense for the simple reason that to deny that statement would also, then, be true. But if the denial of the statement is also true, then all religions are not true.Ravi Zacharias No Nonsense Sayings By Ravi Zacharias: All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true. Some beliefs are false, and we know
Knighterrantry is a most chuckleheaded trade, and it is tedious hard work, too, but I begin to see that there is money in it, after all, if you have luck. Not that I would ever engage in it, as a business, for I wouldn't. No sound and legitimate business can be established on a basis of speculation. A successful whirl in the knighterrantry line
now what is it when you blow away the nonsense and come down to the cold facts? It's just a corner in pork, that's all.
Mark Twain No Nonsense Sayings By Mark Twain: Knighterrantry is a most chuckleheaded trade, and it is tedious hard work, too, but I
The first thing I do each morning is get out of bed and give my dog, Audrey, a hug. She's a Jack Russell. I think having an animal is a wonderful thing, particularly dogs. They are great levelers, there's no nonsense with them, and they just want simple affection.Donatella Versace No Nonsense Sayings By Donatella Versace: The first thing I do each morning is get out of bed and give my
I tried a couple of pop writers - none of the big, big, big ones - but it didn't work for me. I do have a commercial voice; I'm not quirky. I'm very normal and that's probably why I like people like Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston. It's no-nonsense. They sing well, and that's it.Jessie Ware No Nonsense Sayings By Jessie Ware: I tried a couple of pop writers - none of the big, big, big ones
Holiness must have a philosophical and theological foundation, namely, Divine truth; otherwise it is sentimentality and emotionalism. Many would say later on, 'We want religion, but no creeds.' This is like saying we want healing, but no science of medicine; music, but no rules of music; history, but no documents. Religion is indeed a life, but it grows out of truth, not away from it. It has been said it makes no difference what you believe, it all depends on how you act. This is psychological nonsense, for a man acts out of his beliefs. Our Lord placed truth or belief in Him first; then came sanctification and good deeds. But here truth was not a vague ideal, but a Person. Truth was now lovable, because only a Person is lovable. Sanctity becomes the response the heart makes to Divine truth and its unlimited mercy to humanity.Fulton J. Sheen No Nonsense Sayings By Fulton J. Sheen: Holiness must have a philosophical and theological foundation, namely, Divine truth; otherwise it is sentimentality
I certainly should have,' he agrees, smiling and thinking what an absurd and universally-accepted bit of nonsense it is, that your best friends must necessarily be the ones who best understand you. As if there weren't far too much understanding in the world already; above all, that understanding between lovers, celebrated in song and story, which is actually such torture that no two of them can bear it without frequent separations or fights.Christopher Isherwood No Nonsense Sayings By Christopher Isherwood: I certainly should have,' he agrees, smiling and thinking what an absurd and universally-accepted bit
I don't have huge bank accounts. I'd love one. But it wouldn't change much. I don't have any expensive habits. I'm not a car collector or any of that nonsense. But I'd love to be incredibly wealthy for no reason at all.John Lydon No Nonsense Sayings By John Lydon: I don't have huge bank accounts. I'd love one. But it wouldn't change much. I
People often mistake New Yorkers for rude and mean, but they're really just no-nonsense and efficient. They don't have time, regularly, to be warm and friendly with everyone who crosses their path. Nothing would ever get done. But when the chips are down, when it matters, they drop their cool exteriors and become unabashedly human.Sari Botton No Nonsense Sayings By Sari Botton: People often mistake New Yorkers for rude and mean, but they're really just no-nonsense and
There is something powerfully beguiling about the excited eyes of a young woman. They can pull all manner of nonsense out of a foolish young man, and I was no exception to this rule.Patrick Rothfuss No Nonsense Sayings By Patrick Rothfuss: There is something powerfully beguiling about the excited eyes of a young woman. They can
The kind of nonsense they put into a lass's head from day one! How is any woman expected to have a voice as strong as a man's, to have the will to overcome like a man, to conquer and triumph like a bloody soddin' pego-wielding Richard! They're not to! Oh no! That's the reason for the stories, lass! To lock you down good and tight, to wrap you up in guilt and shame just for being what you are. Bloody bastards!R.S. Belcher No Nonsense Sayings By R.S. Belcher: The kind of nonsense they put into a lass's head from day one! How is
Throughout the most trying phase of the Case, Nixon and his family, and sometimes his parents, were at our farm, encouraging me and comforting my family. My children have caught him lovingly in a nickname. To them, he is always "Nixie," the kind and the good, about whom they will tolerate no nonsense. His somewhat martial Quakerism sometimes amused and always heartened me. I have a vivid picture of him, in the blackest hour of the Hiss Case, standingby the barn and saying in his quietly savage way (he is the kindest of men): "If the American people understood the real character of Alger Hiss, they would boil him in oil.Whittaker Chambers No Nonsense Sayings By Whittaker Chambers: Throughout the most trying phase of the Case, Nixon and his family, and sometimes his
I am interested only in "nonsense"; only in that which makes no practical sense. I am interested in life only in its absurd manifestations.Daniil Kharms No Nonsense Sayings By Daniil Kharms: I am interested only in "nonsense"; only in that which makes no practical sense. I
Since everyone can't be happy anyway, whoever can be happy right now, should. You have to be happy today, right now, no matter what. Someone said there can't be a heaven if there's a hell. Supposedly it's impossible to be in heaven if you know suffering exists somewhere. Nonsense. True enjoyment of life can only be felt if you've known suffering.Mikhail Shishkin No Nonsense Sayings By Mikhail Shishkin: Since everyone can't be happy anyway, whoever can be happy right now, should. You have
Just got to fnafflebrump caddwallame, all right? Edie says, and no one pays attention. She learned at Lady Gravely's that nonsense which can be misheard is a very good way to lie without getting caught. People just insert whatever they think you must be doing, and - having lied to themselves on your behalf - are disinclined to check up on you.Nick Harkaway No Nonsense Sayings By Nick Harkaway: Just got to fnafflebrump caddwallame, all right? Edie says, and no one pays attention. She
Of all the nonsense that twists the world, the concept of 'altruism' is the worst. People do what they want to do, every time. If it sometimes pains them to make a choice - if the choice turns out to look like a 'noble sacrifice' - you can be sure that it is in no wise nobler than the discomfort caused by greediness ... the unpleasant necessity of having to decide between two things both of which you would like to do when you can't do both. The ordinary bloke suffers that discomfort every day, every time he makes a choice between spending a buck on beer or tucking it away for his kids, between getting up when he's tired or spending the day in his warm bed and losing his job. No matter which he does he always chooses what seems to hurt least or pleasures most. The average chump spends his life harried by these small decisions.Robert A. Heinlein No Nonsense Sayings By Robert A. Heinlein: Of all the nonsense that twists the world, the concept of 'altruism' is the worst.
There are ways of doing stunts without me. I get no pleasure putting my life in jeopardy just to get the shot. Life is too short for that nonsense.Eva Green No Nonsense Sayings By Eva Green: There are ways of doing stunts without me. I get no pleasure putting my life
There are no meaningful translations for these terms. They are needlessly recursive. They contain no usable intelligence, yet they are structured intelligently; there is no chance they could have arisen by chance. The only explanation is that something has coded nonsense in a way that poses as a useful message; only after wasting time and effort does the deception becomes apparent. The signal functions to consume the resources of a recipient for zero payoff and reduced fitness. The signal is a virus. Viruses do not arise from kin, symbionts, or other allies. The signal is an attack.Peter Watts No Nonsense Sayings By Peter Watts: There are no meaningful translations for these terms. They are needlessly recursive. They contain no
When common sense has no power over me. Common nonsense takes possession of my soul.L.M. Montgomery No Nonsense Sayings By L.M. Montgomery: When common sense has no power over me. Common nonsense takes possession of my soul.
So, Mr. Chadband-of whom the persecutors say that it is no wonder he should go on for any length of time uttering such abominable nonsense, but that the wonder rather is that he should ever leave off, having once the audacity to begin-retires into private life until he invests a little capital of supper in the oil-trade.Charles Dickens No Nonsense Sayings By Charles Dickens: So, Mr. Chadband-of whom the persecutors say that it is no wonder he should go
The Dutchman [Brannenburg] was hard ... he was stone. His brain was eroded granite where the few ideas he had carved deep their ruts of opinion. There was no way for another idea to seep in, no place for imagination, no place for dreams, none for compassion or mercy or even fear.
He knew no shadings of emotion, he knew no half-rights or half-wrongs or pity or excuse, nor had he any sense of pardon. The more I thought of him the more I knew he was not evil in himself, and he would have been shocked that anybody thought of him as evil. Shocked for a moment only, then he'd have shut the idea from his mind as nonsense. For the deepest groove worn into that granite brain was the one of his own rightness.
And that scared me.
Louis L'Amour No Nonsense Sayings By Louis L'Amour: The Dutchman [Brannenburg] was hard ... he was stone. His brain was eroded granite where
Nonsense, Chloe. I certainly hope you aren't afraid of cemeteries"
"Um, no" Tori said. "It's the bodies buried in them that worry her. Uh, you know, dead bodies? Potential zombies?"
"Don't be silly. You can't accidentally raise the dead."
"Chloe can."
"I've heard Chloe is quite powerful, but I'm sure she doesn't need to worry about raising the dead yet."
"She already has. I was there"

"I-it's true." I said. "I raised subjects of Dr. Lyle's experiment, buried in the basement.. Then I raised dead bats in a warehouse, and a homeless guy in a place we tried to spend the night."
"Bats?" Tori said, nose wrinkling.
"You were asleep. I didn't want to wake you up"
"And for that I thank you."

~~Margaret, Chloe and Tori
Kelley Armstrong No Nonsense Sayings By Kelley Armstrong: Nonsense, Chloe. I certainly hope you aren't afraid of cemeteries" "Um, no" Tori said. "It's
Doc would listen to any kind of nonsense and turn it into wisdom. His mind had no horizon - and his sympathy had no warp. He could talk to children, telling them very profound things so that they understood. He lived in a world of wonders, of excitement. He was concupiscent as a rabbit and gentle as hell. Everyone who knew him was indebted to him. And everyone who thought of him thought next, 'I really must do something nice for Doc.John Steinbeck No Nonsense Sayings By John Steinbeck: Doc would listen to any kind of nonsense and turn it into wisdom. His mind
Sourav's greatest asset is his ability to communicate. He is a naturally very confident person. He encourages his team, is a great motivator and a born captain. He is not the media's blue eyed boy because he is a very straightforward person, who never minces his words, instead he talks in a no nonsense manner to the press. He shares an extremely healthy rapport with his teammates. His leadership skills are also vouched for by the youngsters in the team. He has phenomenal brand value. He's the new-age Indian, an aggressive go-getter, full of self-belief, determination.Ravi Shastri No Nonsense Sayings By Ravi Shastri: Sourav's greatest asset is his ability to communicate. He is a naturally very confident person.
No, that flapping isn't all the pigeons in the park zeroing in on some spilled popcorn!
That antediluvian (old and prehistoric) scream that's numbing your brain isn't a subway on a curve!
No, it's the one and only Thunderbird --just released from a long, long nap in a cave on the Kijowa reservation by Tom Tallwolf and J. Jay Jaye, known as The Big Promoter! But it looks like all he's promoted now is...trouble with wings!
Bob Haney No Nonsense Sayings By Bob Haney: No, that flapping isn't all the pigeons in the park zeroing in on some spilled
As I'm sure you know, it is rarely a good idea to get into an automobile with somebody you haven't met before, particularly if that person believes in such nonsense as 'No news is good news.' But it is never a good idea to stand around a flat and empty landscape while the police are closing in to arrest you for a crime you have not committed.Lemony Snicket No Nonsense Sayings By Lemony Snicket: As I'm sure you know, it is rarely a good idea to get into an
It is sometimes argued that disbelief in a fearful and tempting heavenly despotism makes life into something arid and tedious and cynical: a mere existence without any consolation or any awareness of the numinous or the transcendent. What nonsense this is. In the first place, it commits an obvious error. It seems to say that we ought not to believe that we are an evolved animal species with faulty components and a short lifespan for ourselves and our globe, lest the consequences of the belief be unwelcome or discreditable to us. Could anything show more clearly the bad effects of wish-thinking? There can be no serious ethical position based on denial or a refusal to look the facts squarely in the face. But this does not mean that we must stare into the abyss all the time. (Only religion, oddly enough, has ever required that we obsessively do that.)Christopher Hitchens No Nonsense Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: It is sometimes argued that disbelief in a fearful and tempting heavenly despotism makes life
The Empress Sabina had long ago formed her own theory about the nonsense in travel books. No traveler, having gone to the expense and trouble of venturing where most civilized people were too sensible to go, was going to come home and admit that it had been a waste of time. Instead, he had to pronounce his destination to be full of strange wonders, like the elk with no knees that could be caught by sabotaging the tree against which it leaned when it slept (Julius Caesar) or the men from India who could wrap themselves in their own ears (reported by the elder Pliny, who seemed to have written down everything he was ever told), or the blue-skinned Britons (Julius Caesar again).
Strangely, no traveler had ever brought one of these creatures home for inspection. Doubtless they were impossible to capture, or died on the journey, or the blue came off in the wash.
Ruth Downie No Nonsense Sayings By Ruth Downie: The Empress Sabina had long ago formed her own theory about the nonsense in travel
No more harmful nonsense exists than [the] common supposition that deepest insight into great questions about the meaning of life or the structure of reality emerges most readily when a free, undisciplined, and uncluttered (read, rather, ignorant and uneducated) mind soars above mere earthly knowledge and concern.Stephen Jay Gould No Nonsense Sayings By Stephen Jay Gould: No more harmful nonsense exists than [the] common supposition that deepest insight into great questions
My interest in this started one night when I was doing stand-up in a small club in New York. I was talking about texting and I asked for a volunteer who'd met someone recently and had been texting back and forth with them. I read the back-and-forth messages of one gentleman and made jokes about how we were all dealing with some version of this nonsense. I quickly noticed that one woman seemed very puzzled. I asked her why she looked so bewildered, and she explained that this was something that just didn't happen in France, where she was from. This kind of back-and-forth simply didn't exist, she claimed. I asked her, "Okay, well, what would a guy in France text you, if you met him at a bar?" She said, "He would write . . . 'Fancy a fuck?'" And I said, "Whoa. What would you write back?" She said, "I would write yes or no depending on whether I fancied one or not." I was stunned - that kind of makes so much more sense, right?Aziz Ansari No Nonsense Sayings By Aziz Ansari: My interest in this started one night when I was doing stand-up in a small
The title is Ulysses'
'Is it about the Odyssey?'
'No, it's about how prosaic life is today.'
'And so?'
'That's all. It says that our heads are full of nonsense. That we are flesh, blood, and bone. That one person has the same value as another. That we want only to eat, drink, fuck.
Elena Ferrante No Nonsense Sayings By Elena Ferrante: The title is Ulysses' 'Is it about the Odyssey?''No, it's about how prosaic life is
Then why did they need you?" Lily's face is hard and set again. "Why not just send Sirius?"
James gapes at her. "Alone?"
Lily doesn't say anything.
"No," says James. "I mean no, Lil. Don't be ridiculous. Anyway, he can't work a defensive spell if his life depended on it, which it would. You know how he gets when his blood's up, all laughing and insane and hopping about talking nonsense and all of a sudden someone would hit him in the chest with a hex before the possibility even occurred to him.
Jaida Jones No Nonsense Sayings By Jaida Jones: Then why did they need you?" Lily's face is hard and set again. "Why not
Even now, when you get love, you see Radha. Become Radha and be saved. There is no other way, Christians do not understand Solomon's song. They call it prophecy symbolising Christ's love for the Church. They think it nonsense and father some story upon it.Swami Vivekananda No Nonsense Sayings By Swami Vivekananda: Even now, when you get love, you see Radha. Become Radha and be saved. There
You poor, patient man, you think you have time? The best thing you can do for yourself is to stop waiting for something and refuse to be patient! Waiting is nonsense! Patience is rubbish! Get rid of these cultural and religious baloneys, throw away these turtle strategies! No waiting! No patience! Do whatever you want to do now! You have only 'now' in your hand to do something! You poor, slow man; you poor turtle man! Speed up! To speed up is the greatest revolution man needs!Mehmet Murat Ildan No Nonsense Sayings By Mehmet Murat Ildan: You poor, patient man, you think you have time? The best thing you can do
In other words, the problem of empire-building is essentially mystical. It must somehow foster the impression that a man is great in the degree that his nation is great; that a German as such is superior to a Belgian as such; an Englishman, to an Irishman; an American, to a Mexican: merely because the first-named countries are in each case more powerful than their comparatives. And people who have no individual stature whatever are willing to accept this poisonous nonsense because it gives them a sense of importance without the trouble of any personal effort.Felix Morley No Nonsense Sayings By Felix Morley: In other words, the problem of empire-building is essentially mystical. It must somehow foster the
Sometimes people fast for days. ... When the worst man has fasted for twenty days, he becomes quite gentle. Fasting and torturing themselves have been practiced by people all over the world. Krishna's idea is that this is all nonsense. He says that the senses will for the moment recede from the man who tortures himself, but will emerge again with twenty times more [power]. ... What should you do? The idea is to be natural - no asceticism. Go on, work, only mind that you are not attached. The will can never be fixed strongly in the man who has not learnt and practiced the secret of non-attachment.Swami Vivekananda No Nonsense Sayings By Swami Vivekananda: Sometimes people fast for days. ... When the worst man has fasted for twenty days,
When people talk of atoms obeying fixed laws, they are either ascribing some kind of intelligence and free will to atoms or they are talking nonsense. There is no obedience unless there is at any rate a potentiality of disobeying.Samuel Butler No Nonsense Sayings By Samuel Butler: When people talk of atoms obeying fixed laws, they are either ascribing some kind of
Because you have no memory for things that happened ten or twenty years ago, you're still mouthing the same nonsense as two thousand years ago. Worse, you cling with might and main to such absurdities as 'race,' 'class,' 'nation,' and the obligation to observe a religion and repress your love.Wilhelm Reich No Nonsense Sayings By Wilhelm Reich: Because you have no memory for things that happened ten or twenty years ago, you're
In 1950 a Marine Corps officer was still an officer, and a sergeant behaved the way good sergeants had behaved since the time of Caesar, expecting no nonsense, allowing none. And Marine leaders had never lost sight of their primary - their only - mission, which was to fight. The Marine Corps was not made pleasant for men who served in it. It remained the same hard, dirty, brutal way of life it had always been.T.R. Fehrenbach No Nonsense Sayings By T.R. Fehrenbach: In 1950 a Marine Corps officer was still an officer, and a sergeant behaved the
My grandfather was a really, really tough no-nonsense factory worker who emigrated from Ireland in about 1900 to Bridgeport, Conn. He had a big effect on me. Those guys who took a great leap out into what they knew not were the ones who were the real stars, the real heroes.Brian Dennehy No Nonsense Sayings By Brian Dennehy: My grandfather was a really, really tough no-nonsense factory worker who emigrated from Ireland in
You and I are from two different worlds."
"Nonsense. We have much in common. We both like books, dogs, poems, Sir Walter Scott, dogs - I could go on."
"You listed dogs twice."
"It does not matter; I still made my point."
"No, you haven't.
Karen Hawkins No Nonsense Sayings By Karen Hawkins: You and I are from two different worlds.""Nonsense. We have much in common. We both
Power is being able to say complete and utter nonsense and have it be believed, powerlessness is where no matter how much cogent evidence and proof one has, to not be believed.Catharine MacKinnon No Nonsense Sayings By Catharine MacKinnon: Power is being able to say complete and utter nonsense and have it be believed,
No one knows as well as I how much nonsense is printed in books.Julia Quinn No Nonsense Sayings By Julia Quinn: No one knows as well as I how much nonsense is printed in books.
GUIL: I think I have it. A man talking sense to himself is no madder then a man talking nonsense not to himself.
ROS: Or just as mad.
GUIL: Or just as mad.
ROS: And he does both.
GUIL: So there you are.
ROS: Stark raving sane.
Tom Stoppard No Nonsense Sayings By Tom Stoppard: GUIL: I think I have it. A man talking sense to himself is no madder
An offering for the sake of offering, perhaps. Anyhow, it was her gift. Nothing else had she of the slightest importance; could not think, write, even play the piano. She muddled Armenians and Turks; loved success; hated discomfort; must be liked; talked oceans of nonsense: and to this day, ask her what the Equator was, and she did not know.
All the same, that one day should follow another; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; that one should wake up in the morning; see the sky; walk in the park; meet Hugh Whitbread; then suddenly in came Peter; then these roses; it was enough. After that, how unbelievable death was!-that it must end; and no one in the whole world would know how she had loved it all; how, every instant ...
Virginia Woolf No Nonsense Sayings By Virginia Woolf: An offering for the sake of offering, perhaps. Anyhow, it was her gift. Nothing else
The use of charm as a tool made her hackles rise. She respected a more direct approach. A battering ram approach. At least one knew where one stood with the battering ram, none of this butter-wouldn't-melt nonsense that could mean yes, no, or maybe.Lauren Willig No Nonsense Sayings By Lauren Willig: The use of charm as a tool made her hackles rise. She respected a more
Above, the stars were unwinking, also constant. Suns and worlds by the million. Dizzying constellations, cold fire in every primary hue. As he watched, the sky washed from violet to ebony. A meteor etched a brief, spectacular arc and winked out. The fire threw strange shadows ... not ideograms but a straightforward crisscross vaguely frightening in its own no-nonsense surety. ... The fire burned it's steady, slow flame, and phantoms danced in its incandescent core.Stephen King No Nonsense Sayings By Stephen King: Above, the stars were unwinking, also constant. Suns and worlds by the million. Dizzying constellations,
May Hegel's philosophy of absolute nonsense - three-fourths cash and one-fourth crazy fancies - continue to pass for unfathomable wisdom without anyone suggesting as an appropriate motto for his writings Shakespeare's words: "Such stuff as madmen tongue and brain not," or, as an emblematical vignette, the cuttle-fish with its ink-bag, creating a cloud of darkness around it to prevent people from seeing what it is, with the device: mea caligine tutus. - May each day bring us, as hitherto, new systems adapted for University purposes, entirely made up of words and phrases and in a learned jargon besides, which allows people to talk whole days without saying anything; and may these delights never be disturbed by the Arabian proverb: "I hear the clappering of the mill, but I see no flour." - For all this is in accordance with the age and must have its course.Arthur Schopenhauer No Nonsense Sayings By Arthur Schopenhauer: May Hegel's philosophy of absolute nonsense - three-fourths cash and one-fourth crazy fancies - continue
I do not want to study alchemy, Lord Carlston," she hissed. "It is heretical nonsense. Nor do I want to fight. All you have shown me is a world of danger and threat, and yet you expect to step into it without even asking me if I wish to do so.".........."I am no warrior, sir, nor do I aspire to be. I have been taught to sew and sing and dance, and my duty is to marry, not fight demons. Look at me: I am an Earl's daughter, not a man versed in swords and fisticuffs.Alison Goodman No Nonsense Sayings By Alison Goodman: I do not want to study alchemy, Lord Carlston," she hissed. "It is heretical nonsense.
That's because you're a clever fellow, Thrasymachus. You knew very well that if you ask someone how much twelve is, and, as you ask, you warn him by saying "Don't tell me, man, that twelve is twice six, or three [b] times four, or six times two, or four times three, for I won't accept such nonsense," then you'll see clearly, I think, that no one could answer a question framed like that. And if he said to you: "What are you saying, Thrasymachus, am I not to give any of the answers you mention, not even if twelve happens to be one of those things? I'm amazed. Do you want me to say something other than the truth? Or do you mean something else?" What answer would you give him? [c]Plato No Nonsense Sayings By Plato: That's because you're a clever fellow, Thrasymachus. You knew very well that if you ask
What are you doing?" "I'm sitting down." "Why?" "Because if I want to drink my tea, I need to be sitting," Elle said. "What nonsense are you talking about? There is no tea here." "Of course not. It hasn't arrived yet." "You called for tea in my study?" "Yes." SeverinK.M. Shea No Nonsense Sayings By K.M. Shea: What are you doing?" "I'm sitting down." "Why?" "Because if I want to drink my
As he went down the stairs, he even stopped short, two or three times, as though suddenly struck by some thought. When he was in the street he cried out, "Oh, God, how loathsome it all is! and can I, can I possibly ... . No, it's nonsense, it's rubbish!" he added resolutely.Fyodor Dostoyevsky No Nonsense Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: As he went down the stairs, he even stopped short, two or three times, as
If all, or almost all, the plays that are popular now, imaginative works as well as historical ones, are known to be nonsense and without rhyme or reason, and despite this the mob hears them with pleasure and thinks of them and approves of them as good, when they are very far from being so, and the authors who compose them and the actors who perform them say they must be like this because that is just how the mob wants them, and no other way; the plays that have a design and follow the story as art demands appeal to a handful of discerning persons who understand them, while everyone else is incapable of comprehending their artistry; and since, as far as the authors and actors are concerned, it is better to earn a living with the crowd than a reputation with the elite, this is what would happen to my book after I had singed my eyebrows trying to keep the precepts I have mentioned and had become the tailor who wasn't paid.Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra No Nonsense Sayings By Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra: If all, or almost all, the plays that are popular now, imaginative works as well
Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils, and no nonsense about angels and being good.William Hurlbut No Nonsense Sayings By William Hurlbut: Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all
We do not base botany upon the old-fashioned division into useful and useless plants, or our zoology upon the naive distinction between harmless and dangerous animals. But we still complacently assume that consciousness is sense and the unconsciousness is nonsense. In science such an assumption would be laughed out of court. Do microbes, for instance, make sense or nonsense?
Whatever the unconscious may be, it is a natural phenomenon producing symbols that prove to be meaningful. We cannot expect someone who has never looked through a microscope to be an authority on microbes; in the same way, no one who has not made a serious study of natural symbols can be considered a competent judge in this matter. But the general undervaluation of the human soul is so great that neither the great religions nor the philosophies nor scientific rationalism have been willing to look at it twice.
C. G. Jung No Nonsense Sayings By C. G. Jung: We do not base botany upon the old-fashioned division into useful and useless plants, or
Nonsense Bella, it was all a misunderstanding. We just need to talk about it."
Her stunned amazement quickly gave way to anger. "I don't think I misunderstood that twenty- something coed riding you like a pony!" She nearly shouted.
"Bella, I am sorry about that, she caught me in a moment of weakness and she wouldn't take no for an answer. What was I supposed to do? I am a guy after all.
Melissa Hale No Nonsense Sayings By Melissa Hale: Nonsense Bella, it was all a misunderstanding. We just need to talk about it." Her
Do you see why I avoid humans, ma cherie? They are silly, exasperating creatures.
You like him.You can't hide it from me, even if you try to hide it from yourself. Invite him home.
Not for all the trees on this earth.
I want to meet him.
Savannah. She was up to no good, he was certain of it. Gregori's hand went to the back of his neck, massaging deeply. What I should do is scare the holy hell out of him so he will get over this nonsense.
"So,are you?" Gary asked.
"Am I what?" Gregori was distracted. Why had he ever talked to this fool in the first place? Because Savannah was making him crazy. Savannah had made him do something dumb. He had read Gary's mind and found him to be an interesting, likeable person.
Don't blame me. She sounded innocent.
Christine Feehan No Nonsense Sayings By Christine Feehan: Do you see why I avoid humans, ma cherie? They are silly, exasperating creatures.You like
The teachings of Christianity - from vicarious redemption to the love of enemies, no thought for the morrow need be taken, that no thrift or care or family or society or solidarity is necessary - these are immoral teachings that have done and continue to inflict untold moral and physical harm on our species. And until we outgrow this nonsense, we have no chance of emancipating ourselves.Christopher Hitchens No Nonsense Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: The teachings of Christianity - from vicarious redemption to the love of enemies, no thought
As Kierkegaard said, "To win a crowd is no art; for that only untruth is needed, nonsense, and a little knowledge of human passions.Brian Zahnd No Nonsense Sayings By Brian Zahnd: As Kierkegaard said, "To win a crowd is no art; for that only untruth is
The people no longer seek consolation in art. But the refined people, the rich, the idlers seek the new, the extraordinary, the extravagant, the scandalous. I have contented these people with all the many bizarre things that come into my head. And the less they understand, the more they admire it. By amusing myself with all these games, all this nonsense, all these picture puzzles, I became famous ... I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time.Pablo Picasso No Nonsense Sayings By Pablo Picasso: The people no longer seek consolation in art. But the refined people, the rich, the
Hardcore wrestling like CZW is just nonsense. There's no story there. You've got guys jumping off of houses onto barb wired tables, and that's it. They don't know how to work. CZW is trash.Triple H No Nonsense Sayings By Triple H: Hardcore wrestling like CZW is just nonsense. There's no story there. You've got guys jumping
Mrs. Weston's friends were all made happy by her safety; and if the satisfaction of her well-doing could be increased to Emma, it was by knowing her to be the mother of a little girl. She had been decided in wishing for a Miss Weston. She would not acknowledge that it was with any view of making a match for her, hereafter, with either of Isabella's sons; but she was convinced that a daughter would suit both father and mother best. It would be a great comfort to Mr. Weston, as he grew older - and even Mr. Weston might be growing older ten years hence - to have his fireside enlivened by the sports and the nonsense, the freaks and the fancies of a child never banished from home; and Mrs. Weston - no one could doubt that a daughter would be most to her; and it would be quite a pity that any one who so well knew how to teach, should not have their powers in exercise again.Jane Austen No Nonsense Sayings By Jane Austen: Mrs. Weston's friends were all made happy by her safety; and if the satisfaction of
The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people from religion; that amendment was written to protect religion from government tyranny ... But now we're told our children have no right to pray in school. Nonsense. The pendulum has swung too far toward intolerance against genuine religious freedom. It is time to redress the balance.Ronald Reagan No Nonsense Sayings By Ronald Reagan: The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people from religion;
Hero of Justice? A world where no one is hurt?" Don't be absurd. "Humanity" is the name for an animal that cannot find joy in life without sacrifice. The pretty lie that is "equality" is nonsense spouted by weaklings who cannot look upon the darkness. Nothing but an excuse to cover up life's ugliness.Gilgamesh No Nonsense Sayings By Gilgamesh: Hero of Justice? A world where no one is hurt?" Don't be absurd. "Humanity" is
She took care of evyone with the same no-nonsense air of friendliness and good cheer that made her seem so paradoxically wholesome, as if she were convinced that being a slut and being a really nice person were just two things that naturally went together.Tom Perrotta No Nonsense Sayings By Tom Perrotta: She took care of evyone with the same no-nonsense air of friendliness and good cheer
Through the early 1930s, Barbara Stanwyck established her reputation in a field overflowing with other young Broadway starlets: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Joan Blondell. Barbara was lower-keyed and less mannered than Davis and Hepburn; less glamorous than Colbert. She was "real," and she also proved to be the personification of no-nonsense professionalism, making her popular with directors and coworkers alike.Eve Golden No Nonsense Sayings By Eve Golden: Through the early 1930s, Barbara Stanwyck established her reputation in a field overflowing with other
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.George Bernard Shaw No Nonsense Sayings By George Bernard Shaw: There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
There's a certain libertarian right-wing view that there should be no FDA, that people can decide for themselves whether medicines are safe and effective. That's nonsense. Most people don't have the expertise or the resources to mount a proper study to find out whether a treatment is safe or effective.Marcia Angell No Nonsense Sayings By Marcia Angell: There's a certain libertarian right-wing view that there should be no FDA, that people can
Professor Irwin Corey had some of the best timing in the world, and that is something you can't steal. He talked nonsense, not punch-lines, per se. It was a great performance thing he did and his timing was impeccable. Pat Paulsen was a master of comedy too. The Smothers Brothers' strength was not in the content, but how it was said. We had a couple of our albums, including the Purple Onion album, translated in script form. It didn't work at all. It is no wonder that writers had a hard time writing for the Smothers Brothers, because they wrote impressions, but there was something else.Tommy Smothers No Nonsense Sayings By Tommy Smothers: Professor Irwin Corey had some of the best timing in the world, and that is
If you're only sceptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. You never learn anything. You become a crochety misanthrope convinced that nonsense is ruling the world. (There is, of course, much data to support you.) Since major discoveries in the borderlines of science are rare, experience will tend to confirm your grumpiness. But every now and then a new idea turns out to be on the mark, valid and wonderful. If you're too resolutely and uncompromisingly sceptical, you're going to miss (or resent) the transforming discoveries in science, and either way you will be obstructing understanding and progress. Mere scepticism is not enough.Carl Sagan No Nonsense Sayings By Carl Sagan: If you're only sceptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. You never
The unity of Scripture also means we should be rid, once and for all, of this "red letter" nonsense, as if the words of Jesus are the really important verses in Scripture and carry more authority and are somehow more directly divine than other verses. An evangelical understanding of inspiration does not allow us to prize instructions in the gospel more than instructions elsewhere in Scripture. If we read about homosexuality from the pen of Paul in Romans, it has no less weight or relevance than if we read it from the lips of Jesus in Matthew. All Scripture is breathed out by God, not just the parts spoken by Jesus.Kevin DeYoung No Nonsense Sayings By Kevin DeYoung: The unity of Scripture also means we should be rid, once and for all, of
If a doctor said you had stomach cancer, would you consult Rush Limbaugh for a second opinion? Of course, that sounds like nonsense, but many Americans have no qualms about listening to political commentators and untrained activists when it comes to even more complex scientific questions.Kurt Eichenwald No Nonsense Sayings By Kurt Eichenwald: If a doctor said you had stomach cancer, would you consult Rush Limbaugh for a
I want to write. I've already told my mother: That's what I want to do-write. No answer the first time. Then she asks, Write what? I say, Books, novels. [ ... ] She's against it, it's not worthy, it's not real work, it's nonsense. Later she said, A childish idea.Marguerite Duras No Nonsense Sayings By Marguerite Duras: I want to write. I've already told my mother: That's what I want to do-write.
You are a philosopher, Thrasymachus, I replied, and well know that if you ask a person what numbers make up twelve, taking care to prohibit him whom you ask from answering twice six, or three times four, or six times two, or four times three, 'for this sort of nonsense will not do for me,' - then obviously, if that is your way of putting the question, no one can answer you. But suppose that he were to retort, 'Thrasymachus, what do you mean? If one of these numbers which you interdict be the true answer to the question, am I falsely to say some other number which is not the right one? - is that your meaning?' - How would you answer him? Just as if the two cases were at all alike! he said. Why should they not be? I replied; and even if they are not, but only appear to be so to the person who is asked, ought he not to say what he thinks, whether you and I forbid him or not?Plato No Nonsense Sayings By Plato: You are a philosopher, Thrasymachus, I replied, and well know that if you ask a
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 No Nonsense Sayings By Robertson Davies: There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a
I am an outsider looking in, absolutely. You're not going to see me at the Academy Awards 'Vanity Fair' party any time soon. I'm not somebody who, no matter where I go, there are paparazzi or any of that nonsense. But I have a little window into that world, and I can enter it and dance around. I want to be the audience's ticket into the party.Kathy Griffin No Nonsense Sayings By Kathy Griffin: I am an outsider looking in, absolutely. You're not going to see me at the