I don’t believe in school prayer. I think it’s total nonsense.
– Charles M. Schulz
I have found that words that are loaded with pathos and create a seductive euphoria are apt to promote nonsense.
– Gunter Grass
By deafness one gains in one respect more than one loses; one misses more nonsense than sense.
– Horace Walpole
What is modern art but the attempt to pinpoint vague, incorporeal, inexpressible sensations? What is modern art, I would add, but the most solemn pile of nonsense that ever appeared on Earth?
– Italo Calvino
The record companies fell apart – quite deservedly. Their corrupting, all-binding contract nonsense had to stop.
– John Lydon
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
– Joseph Addison
But I’ve got ideas. I keep my little notebook, I’ve always got that with me. Hopefully there’s more stuff than nonsense in there.
– Jarvis Cocker
China invaded Tibet. It invaded it. So all this nonsense about them being the same country is absurd. It’s called Tibet. If it was part of China, it would be called China, wouldn’t it?
– Joanna Lumley
There are a lot of laws from Europe about employing people which are absolute nonsense.
– Ben Elliot
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.
– Benjamin Britten
Most science fiction, quite frankly, is silly nonsense.
– Alfred Bester
People used to believe only a professional could do tiling or install track lighting. That’s utter nonsense.
– Bernard Marcus
It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change.
– Angela Merkel
I don’t like the Samba; it’s nonsense. With a lot of these Latin dances I can’t really understand what they’re all about. I like the Rumba and the Paso Doble but the others I could take or leave.
– Anton du Beke
No. 1, Halliburton. Certainly, if they’ve overcharged they should be whacked and whacked good, but the idea that the vice president somehow is involved in this, whether they got contracts because of him, that’s nonsense.
– Al D’Amato
Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
– Benjamin Disraeli
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
– Carl Jung
It would appear that the number of nonsense triplets is rather low, since we only occasionally come across them. However this conclusion is less secure than our other deductions about the general nature of the genetic code.
– Francis Crick
I detest that saying ‘Everything happens for a reason’; it’s nonsense.
– Gary Kemp
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
– George Santayana
Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can’t stop to count it.
– Evita Peron
Either theology is pure nonsense, a subject with no content, or else theology must ultimately become a branch of physics.
– Frank Tipler
Trump has claimed he knows more about ISIS than America’s leading generals. Clearly, this is also total nonsense; he doesn’t seem to have done the slightest thing to educate himself about ISIS.
– Peter L. Bergen
The popular image that Hollywood is ruined by difficult prima donna actors is nonsense. They’re certainly very nice to directors. I can’t say the same about producers, who I found difficult, paranoid, and certifiably insane, mostly.
– Nigel Cole
Bureaucratic nonsense at airports drives me crazy.
– Dominic Monaghan
In much of the world, there is a sense of an ultra-powerful CIA manipulating everything that happens, such as running the Arab Spring, running the Pakistani Taliban, etc. That is just nonsense.
– Noam Chomsky
Indeed, the field of Holocaust studies is replete with nonsense if not sheer fraud.
– Norman Finkelstein
He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.
– John McCarthy
I have been invited to do something called ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ in England, which, of course, I can’t do. It’s complete nonsense. You have to be a decent cook to begin with. I’d be the joke one.
– Lesley Nicol
Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense – very far in excess of one-half of one per cent – into their otherwise sober documents.
– John Crowe Ransom