„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.“

—  Gary Zukav

Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História

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„That which has no existence cannot be destroyed — that which cannot be destroyed cannot require anything to preserve it from destruction. Natural rights is simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights, rhetorical nonsense — nonsense upon stilts.“

—  Jeremy Bentham British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer 1748 - 1832

A Critical Examination of the Declaration of Rights
Anarchical Fallacies (1843)
Contexto: That which has no existence cannot be destroyed — that which cannot be destroyed cannot require anything to preserve it from destruction. Natural rights is simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights, rhetorical nonsense — nonsense upon stilts. But this rhetorical nonsense ends in the old strain of mischievous nonsense for immediately a list of these pretended natural rights is given, and those are so expressed as to present to view legal rights. And of these rights, whatever they are, there is not, it seems, any one of which any government can, upon any occasion whatever, abrogate the smallest particle.

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„Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense.“

—  Pope Francis 266th Pope of the Catholic Church 1936

We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us. Sometimes after a meeting I want to arrange another one because new ideas are born and I discover new needs. This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good.
2010s, 2013, Interview in La Repubblica

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

—  Charles Lamb English essayist 1775 - 1834

Fonte: The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb

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„This is just the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

"Churchill on Prepositions" http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/churchill.html, and alt.english.usage at google groups http://groups.google.com/group/alt.english.usage/browse_thread/thread/dbf8ed860d953172/d44fbc9923cd662c?q=ben+zimmer+%22The+Strand%22&rnum=2#d44fbc9923cd662c have been the most immediate sources for much of the information which indicates this remark or others like it were probably not remarks actually made by Churchill.
Disputed
Variante: This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.
Contexto: This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.

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„Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

As quoted in "Author Isn't Just a Cat in the Hat" by Miles Corwin in The Los Angeles Times (27 November 1983); also in Dr. Seuss: American Icon (2004) by Philip Nel, p. 38
Contexto: Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It's more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.

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„There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

Preface
1900s, Getting Married (1908)
Contexto: There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage. If the mischief stopped at talking and thinking it would be bad enough; but it goes further, into disastrous anarchical action. Because our marriage law is inhuman and unreasonable to the point of downright abomination, the bolder and more rebellious spirits form illicit unions, defiantly sending cards round to their friends announcing what they have done. Young women come to me and ask me whether I think they ought to consent to marry the man they have decided to live with; and they are perplexed and astonished when I, who am supposed (heaven knows why!) to have the most advanced views attainable on the subject, urge them on no account to compromise themselves without the security of an authentic wedding ring.

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„Any bit of nonsense can be computerized—astrology, biorhythms, the I Ching—but that doesn’t make the nonsense any more valid.“

—  John Allen Paulos American mathematician 1945

Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 3, “Pseudoscience” (p. 68)

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