Quotes with ridiculous
The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.
February 19, 1938
It seems to me that when, by definition, [preventive war] a term is just ridiculous in itself, there is no use in going any further.
News Conference of (August 11, 1954)
When I was taking a course in analytic mechanics, the professor had a big machine that each student had to experiment with and get an answer. And you had to find the weight of the earth with this contraption. There was a whole room full of retorts and Bunson burners and beakers and motors. And I did that, and there was nothing more ridiculous to me than finding the weight of the earth because I didn't care how much the earth weighed. And later on I didn't have any idea that this would be... I thought this was very useless, you know. I had no idea that this was going to come in handy in my cartoon work later on.
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian, 1970.
We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
On Moore’s Life of Lord Byron. 1830.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
Raillery is more insupportable than wrong; because we have a right to resent injuries, but are ridiculous in being angry at a jest.
That conduct sometimes seems ridiculous, in the eyes of the world, the secret reasons for which, may, in reality, be wise and solid.
Those who are overreached by our cunning are far from appearing to us as ridiculous as we appear to ourselves when the cunning of others has overreached us.