Quotes of Drivel

“ I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want — an adorable pancreas? ”

- Jean Kerr

“ Poetry is a kind of ingenious nonsense (Spence, Anecdotes). ”

- Isaac Barrow

“ A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ I fear it is too choleric a meat. How say you to a fat tripe finely broiled? ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The nonsense that charms is close to sense. ”

- Mason Cooley

“ Pyramid of piffle. ”

- Boris Johnson

“ A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does not mis-become a monarch. ”

- Horace Walpole

“ Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they can talk sense. ”

- Robert Frost

“ But, for my own part, it was Greek to me. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. ”

- Roald Dahl

“ It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting! ”

- Agatha Christie

“ A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men. ”

- Willy Wonka

“ Nonsense is to sense, as shade to light; it heightens effect. ”

- Frederick Saunders

“ To vanish nonsense with the charms of sound. ”

- Charles Churchill

“ If you're a preacher, you talk for a living, so even if you don't make sense, you learn to make nonsense eloquently. ”

- Andrew Young

“ To demand 'sense' is the hallmark of nonsense. Nature does not make sense. Nothing makes sense. ”

- Ayn Rand

“ The pedant and the priest have always been the most expert of logicians — and the most diligent disseminators of nonsense and worse. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Every language is so full of its own proprieties that what is beautiful in one is often barbarous, nay, sometimes nonsense, in another. ”

- John Dryden

“ If you don't have a consensus that it's nonsense, you don't have a breakthrough. ”

- Burt Rutan

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

- Charles Lamb

“ January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out. ”

- Michael Caine

“ The most serious parody I have ever heard was this: In the beginning was nonsense, and the nonsense was with God, and the nonsense was God. ”

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“ Well, India is a country of nonsense. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ That was the first time in recent memory that their estimation tools have not captured what is the current amount of risk in these businesses. ”

- Alan Murray

“ All this talk about Wayne Rooney being the man who can win the World Cup for England is the biggest load of nonsense I've heard in my life and this game proved that. ”

- Alex Ferguson

“ I begin to grow heartily tired of the etiquette and nonsense so fashionable in this city. ”

- George Mason

“ The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks. ”

- Edward Bond

“ I think we Southerners have talked a fair amount of malarkey about the mystique of being Southern. ”

- Reynolds Price

“ He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense. ”

- John McCarthy
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