ABSURDISM QUOTES III

quotations about absurdism

It is to be believed because it is absurd.

TERTULLIAN, De Carne Christi

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Absurdism is the name of the game when it comes to successful Kenny deaths. We've seen them so many times with often similar methods that when Parker and Stone branch out from the normal and wild with things it catches us off-guard with a good shock laugh. It rarely gets better than a flock of turkeys pecking at Kenny and then plucking out his eyeballs.

AUGUST KING, "'South Park' Moments For When You Miss Kenny's Weekly Deaths", Uproxx, December 21, 2015

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The bond between atheistic existentialism and absurdism is the denial of God, religion, immortality, and a natural moral law rooted in God, this bond of denial being so strong that those who conflate absurdism and existentialism have to be pardoned for blurring the distinction.

STEPHEN M. O'BRIEN, God and the Devil are Fighting: The Scandal of Evil in Dostoyevsky and Camus

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Absurdism is atheistic in nature because the idea that there is no meaning to human existence relies entirely on the rejection of an objective authority, none other than the Creator of everything -- a.k.a. God.

JAY WINTER, Behold the Frozen Sun

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This world in itself is not reasonable, that is all that can be said. But what is absurd is the confrontation of this irrational and the wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart.

ALBERT CAMUS, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

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Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful.

ALBERT CAMUS, "Three Interviews", Lyrical and Critical Essays

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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, attributed, Theatre in Passing: A Moscow Photo-diary

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If Beckett the absurdist is actually Beckett a post-absurdist, where did Beckett the absurdist go?

WILLIAM M. DEMASTES, Theatre of Chaos

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Derived from an encounter with the absurd, rebellion is a matter of saying "no" and "yes" simultaneously, of affirming and denying, of negating mere negation.

RAYMOND L. NICHOLS, "Rebels, Beginners, and Buffoons: Politics in Action", Political Theory and Praxis: New Perspectives

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Absurdism is the philosophy suggesting that all human existence in the universe is purely meaningless, and therefore that the human attempt to seek any meaning for it is ultimately futile and absurd. In this context, "absurd" does not refer to that which is "logically impossible", but rather the "humanly impossible."

JAY WINTER, Behold the Frozen Sun

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Absurdism is virtually a philosophy, as it views life as hopeless. Individuals are alone in a meaningless universe. Language does not lead to communication.

JIM PATTERSON, Stage Directing: The First Experience

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The absurdist is not guided by morality, but rather, by their own integrity. The absurdist is, in fact, amoral (though not necessarily immoral). The Absurdist's view of morality implies an unwavering sense of definite right and wrong at all times, while integrity implies honesty with one's self and consistency in the motivations of one's actions and decisions.

ARTHUR MORIUS FRANCIS, Nihilism: Philosophy of Nothingness

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The line between truth and absurdism is thin. The latter, far from cloaking the former, can help reveal it.

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY, "Not yet midnight for cult Chilean filmmaker, 87, who spawned late-night cinema", South China Morning Post, June 18, 2016

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Absurdism is a name for a way of responding to a world which no longer makes sense. It doesn't start or end with Europe in the 1950s, though dominant culture would have us think so. I believe that Absurdism may be found in every corner of the world wherein people find themselves alienated from ... what they had perceived as truth.

ALESHEA HARRIS, interview, Huffington Post, June 20, 2016

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The echo is the product of reciprocal insanity. Reinforced absurdism is no less absurd.

DAVID CARY HART, "ADF's Jordan Lorence and the Federalist's Mollie Hemingway have a fun idea", The Slowly Boiled Frog, June 11, 2016

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Absurdism is a tough enough genre at its core because there are elements of absurdism that are inherently strident, confusing and frustrating.... So the enjoyment that comes out of an absurd piece ... is not necessarily enjoyment as we would consider it in any typical shape or form.

MOLLY BILKER, review of 'Ubu Roi', Downtown Devil, January 19, 2016

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Absurdity has a momentum you can surrender to. As does exhaustion.

GLEN DUNCAN, By Blood We Live

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When we come face to face with our lives, we see, clearly, that it makes no sense. We see the ridiculous in it all. But, we live our lives as if we do not see. We continue our lives as if we know not that life is absurd.

HENRY ANUMUDU, "Henry Anumudu: Life & Its Complexities", Bella Naija, January 16, 2017

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