Nonsense Quotes

Norton Juster

Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?

Michael Bassey Johnson

Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish.

Lewis Carroll

Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
"I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."
"You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."
"Nobody asked your opinion," said Alice.

Steven Wright

I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time" so I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.

Lewis Carroll

Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.

Graham Chapman

We are no longer the knights who say Ni! We are now the knights who say ekki-ekki-ekki-pitang-zoom-boing!

Steve Martin

I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.

John August

A little nonsense now and then,
Is cherished by the wisest men.

Kathryn Lasky

Otulissa swelled up to twice her normal size. 'Well, SPRINK ON YOUR SPRONK!

Umberto Eco

Well, Diotallevi and I are planning a reform in higher education. A School of Comparative Irrelevance, where useless or impossibe courses are given. The school's aim is to turn out scholars capable of endlessly increasing the number of unnecessary subjects.

Yevgeny Zamyatin

How do you know nonsense isn't a good thing? if human nonsense had been nurtured and developed for centuries, just as intelligence has, then perhaps something extraordinarily previous could have come from it.

Petronius Arbiter

Can't you see that I'm only advising you to beg yourself not to be so dumb?

Edward Lear

Fish fiddle de-dee!

Salvador Dalí

Beauty should be edible, or not at all.

Jasper Fforde

Said by Colin the dragon:
"It's somewhat bizarre to learn that many of you (humans)think that other humans are somehow different enough to be hated and killed, when in reality you're all all tiresomely similiar in outlook, needs and motivation, and differ only by peculiar habits, generally shaped by geographical circumstance.


Forget about lien about you behind your back and talking nonsense, some people can lie to you looking in your eyes...

Kurt Vonnegut

Take life seriously but none of the people in it.

Charles Lamb

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

Nancy Mitford

...indeed, with the Radletts, you never could tell. Why, for instance, would Victoria bellow like a bull and half kill Jassy whenever Jassy said, in a certain tone of voice, pointing her finger with a certain look, "Fancy?" I think they hardly knew why, themselves.

Dejan Stojanovic

You are hurrying to the sweet place,
To the nonsense chasing your spirit
And in the nonsense you look for answers.

Gary Zukav

Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality...Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense.

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